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Before we turn to today’s case, a quick update:  when last we spoke, we were about to board a plane for Peoria – our first work trip in sixteen months.  We were excited about it.  We regret to report that we stepped out of the plane into something resembling a weird post-apocalyptic Mad Max movie. 

We are going to Peoria next week.  On an airplane.  Ordinarily, this would not be newsworthy, but we are irrationally excited to be taking this step toward normalcy.  We have long comforted apprehensive young lawyers by assuring them that any event provoking fear would soon recede into the past tense.  The last year did not