Superior Court Judge Rejects Spokane, Washington’s Dangerous Dog Law as Unconstitutional

By Editor
In Constitutional Rights
Dec 5th, 2007
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From the Spokesman Review:

“Spokane’s “dangerous dog” ordinance is unconstitutional because it denies pet owners the right of due process, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday in a case that may have far-reaching effects.

As a matter of law, the administrative procedures used in the city of Spokane regarding “dangerous dog” determinations and appeals from those rulings violate citizens’ due process rights, Judge Robert Austin said in his ruling.”

Read this article in its entirety here.

Read the decision here.

2 Responses to “Superior Court Judge Rejects Spokane, Washington’s Dangerous Dog Law as Unconstitutional”

  1. Caveat says:

    Is there a link to the decision? I posted the pdf on my blog yesterday, got it from someone who dug it up.

    Is it now available?

  2. Moderator says:

    To my knowledge there is no link to the decision as the Superior Court of Spokane has not to date posted one. But I have a PDF of the decision and it is posted above.

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