A statute provides: “Whoever has in his possession any device, gear, or instrument specially designed to assist in shoplifting … may be sentenced to … not more than three years of imprisonment and to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.”  Danika Stowe wore a long blue trench coat into a discount store.  The coat had a hidden pocket beneath the lining.  After her arrest, she argued that the statute was unconstitutional because it did not specify what items qualified as “specially designed” shoplifting gear, by whom the device must be specially designed, whether the item must be purchased from a manufacturer or altered after purchase, and whether common items of everyday use can qualify as shoplifting gear.  Was the statute unconstitutional?  Explain why or why not?


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