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Florida Event

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This morning I will be speaking to a conference of Florida appellate judges in Ponte Vedra near Jacksonville. The title of the program is Point/Counterpoint: Sentencing Law and Policy / Crime and Consequences. No points for guessing who the other speaker is.

On a legal history trivia note, this is the landing site of the German U-boat full of saboteurs that led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Ex parte Quirin, 317 U.S. 1 (1942).

Note the dates: about seven weeks from landing of the U-boat to execution of the saboteurs. Ah, the good old days.

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How did it go with our friend Professor Berman?

The event went very well. My main concern is that we might not have disagreed enough to make it as spicy as the audience likes. For example, Doug preferred Roberts' opinion to the majority in Graham, and I agree, although I liked Thomas's dissent even better (on which we do not agree).

I trust that sufficiency of disagreement will not be a problem in your legalization-of-drugs discussion.

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