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One of the problems...

... of having to work for a living is that sometimes you don't have the time to do stuff like this.  Which I haven't this week; I've got a Monster Death Cage Match hearing today, and I've had to spend so much time on it that I haven't had any to peruse the big US Supreme Court decision that came down on Monday regarding Miranda rights, or to follow up on a couple of 8th District decisions that I didn't get to on Wednesday.  So no post today, but after the hearing I'll do my best to crawl back to my office and churn out a couple for tomorrow.  See you then.

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