Thursday, October 27, 2005

Harriet Miers Withdrawal Affects Us, Too!

The withdrawal of Harriet Miers nomination as a Supreme Court justice has me thinking…

Dog lovers have a stake in who gets on the Supreme Court. For now, we are an unorganized group of voters. But, decisions handed down by the Supreme Court affect our rights to reasonably own a dog.

For the past few years, dog owners and dog haters have started fighting it out in the courts. Many lawsuits over dogs are working their way through the court system. It is only a matter of time before issues such as breed bans, dog bite laws, homeowner association restrictions on dog ownership, breeding, and dog ownership make it to the Supreme Court.

We need to start watching and participating in this debate, too.

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