Thursday, November 30, 2006

U.S. currency discriminatory to blind

D.C.’s district court last Tuesday ruled that the Government’s “failure to differentiate between the different denominations of U.S. currency amounts to illegal discrimination” and has ordered the Treasury Department to determine the best way to resolve the problem. ( Ruling )

An article in this morning’s Washington Times highlighted other immediate problems in finding alternatives to the single sized, basically same colored format now used—the cost to the vending machine industry and others in having to retool equipment to major currency changes. During the trial an amicus brief was filed with the court bringing some of those considerations to light.

( Articles in Forbes and L.A. Times )

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