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Summer Vacation

The US Supreme Court finished its term, the Columbus Seven didn't come down with anything earthshaking, the short work week produced a light load in the court of appeals, and I've got a couple big briefs due this week, so it seems like a good time to take my annual summer vacation.  Plus, I've got another birthday coming up, so there's lots of planning to do for that.  Unlike the Bacchanalian extravagenzas that usually mark my spending another year shuffling along this mortal coil, last year's was a rather staid offer, as you can see from the picture.  (That's me at my customary position at the head of the table, chowing down on my denture-friendly meal of steamed sweet potatoes and hummus, with a side dish of Diet Kaopectate.)  I'll try to make next year's a more fitting celebration of the party animal I really am.

Next week, in addition to the Case Update and summary of the 8th District's decisions, I'll have a recap of the past term of the US Supreme Court, along with a closer look at the changes in the drug laws wrought by HB 86.  Plus whatever comes to mind.  See you then.

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