Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Saturday, January 26, 2013
West Virginia Supreme Court affirms constitutionality of legislation banning pit bulls
Last August, the American Bar Association approved a resolution urging legislative bodies and governmental agencies looking to
adopt "dangerous dog/reckless owner laws" to make them "breed-neutral" and to reject "breed discriminatory or breed specific provisions." This was probably in reaction to the fact that, as you probably know, a number of jurisdictions have decided to adopt laws specifically targeting pit bulls.
One of those jurisdictions was the city of Ceredo in West Virginia and, in a memorandum decision filed January 14, the highest court in the state affirmed the constitutionality of the breed-specific ordinance
that prohibited the ownership of pit bull terriers in Ceredo. Go here for more details on this story.