Well, I have returned to Chapel Hill to find that there's talk again of compensation to North Carolina's sterilization victims. Already there's opposition brewing in the North Carolina Senate, where last year's compensation movement ended. According to one report, Senator Phil Berger said that "with budgetary constraints, it's not appropriate." The first article I linked to gives a somewhat different take from Senator Berger -- that "There was no ability to develop consensus on one particular path forward." Perhaps there's some possibility of trying to find some consensus on a good way to proceed -- maybe that would involve attention to the circumstances of individual sterilizations. Or maybe that's just Senator Berger's way of saying that some people are opposed and until they change their mind -- which they're unlikely to do -- this will not pass the Senate. Time will tell. And as you might expect, I'll be following this story closely.