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Yellow, not black and white

Athoughtful read in today’s Nicole Brodeur column in the Seattle Times, on the idea – mulled around by Washington legislators – to allow judges to order a special, bright yellow, license plate be affixed to the cars driven by DUI convicts.

Sounds on its face like a reasonable idea, at least in some cases. And after reading the column, it still sounds good – on balance. But even such a simple idea has its nuances. The column is a good runthrough on why public policy so often isn’t quite as clearcut as it initially appears.

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