Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Government Appeals Currency Redesign

Via Paul Miller, I see this AP dispatch by that title, which begins:

The Bush administration on Tuesday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that could require a redesign of the nation's currency to help the blind.

Justice Department lawyers filed the appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on behalf of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

The appeal seeks to overturn a ruling last month by U.S. District Judge James Robertson, who ordered Treasury to come up with ways for the blind to recognize the different denominations of paper currency.

This will be very interesting to follow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American people have not accepted something as simple as a dollar coin. A complete redesign of the currency is a political non-starter.

However right it may be legally, however much it will help people with visual disabilities, this is simply not going to happen in the real world.

9:32 AM  

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