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    :: Monday, January 21, 2008 ::
    Well, what a long time it's been. The Christmas break wasn't an easy one for me this year. I want to thank my many students and colleagues who helped, and are helping, to make it easier.

    There's so much to write about; esp. SCOTUS oral arguments that need commenting. I'll probably focus, at least at first on Medellin. (How do you know when claims of executive authority in foreign policy have gone too far? When John Yoo files a brief on the other side.)

    In the meantime, as I bid farewell for the time being to criminal law, I note that the Florida Bankers Association is trying to cut down on robberies by curbing the robbers' standard kit:
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Responding to a more than one-third hike in bank robbery, the Florida Bankers Association is urging its members to adopt new rules.

    Not additional guards or cameras, but a dress code for customers.

    The group rolled out a "No Hats, No Hoods, No Sunglasses" program, which includes lobby signs asking customers to remove those items before approaching a teller.

    No striped jersies? No masks? No laundry bags with dollar signs? The story goes on:
    Those who refuse would be directed to an area with more security or a more experienced teller.
    Yeah... named Moose. After all, doesn't say what he's experienced with.

    :: David M. Wagner 5:56 PM [+] ::

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