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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon The idea that an unjust law shouldn't be obeyed goes back quite far in history. Sophocles based his play Antigone on an examination of the concept in 441 B.C. Augustine of Hippo said that "An unjust law is no law at all." The sentiment was echoed by Martin Luther King, Jr, in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Of course, the philosophers usually leave the exact definition of "unjust" to the conscience of the individual.

This has been our information dump about the philosophical concept of unjust law. Now please consult your syllabus for this weekend's reading assignments. (I recommend Antigone. It's short, and quite good.)

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs We haven't seen Benjamin's boss, Chief of the Vorstellen Police Gustave Nyerere, for quite a while (at least the present-day version of him.) It looks like he still has that coffee mug his kids gave him. Nyerere's assistant, by contrast, has never been seen before at all. In fact, now that I think of it, she is the only other Vorstellen employee we've ever seen in the entire comic.

Rather than draw the Chicago skyline around the VP building again, I repurposed a shot of it from an earlier page for the last panel. However, it took so long to retouch it I might as well have drawn a new one from scratch. That is not actually true, as all in all it only took me about a half hour to CG this page. I... guess I'm not sure where I'm going with this.

Oh yes: did I mention what Vernor Vinge is up to these days? I might have, but if not, there you go.