Originally Posted by Tojo
Do people seriously believe the Dent act was written, established, enforced and worked overnight? This would have taken some time, and the city could not have become clean in the space of a few weeks. I would speculate that Batman was phased out over a 1-2yr timespan
I understand the logic in your thinking, but I would say that it was made explicit that Batman has not been seen in 8 years.