Tag: consitution

Pit Bull Ruling Challenged in Court, Meanwhile What Are We Actually Going to Do About Dog Attacks?


The notorious — at least around these parts –Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that determined purebred pit bulls to be “inherently dangerous,” and which in effect held pit owners and their landlords strictly liable for bites, is being challenged in federal court by Joseph Weigel, a resident at the low-income housing development Armistead Gardens, who — along with his fellow residents — was told to ditch his pit bull or face eviction. Weigel’s lawyer sees the ruling as an unconstitutional encroachment on his client’s property rights, as it forces him to choose between his home and his dog.