> Permission to Crosspost:
> Today, Judge McDonald voided the Louisville animal control ordinance
> passed on 12/19/06, and all amended versions passed later, in an opinion
> issued in the Open Meetings lawsuit brought by the Louisville Kennel
> Club and the League of Kentucky Sportsmen.
> The Louisville Kennel Club will ask for a suspension of its federal
> lawsuit until we see what the Louisville Metro Council does concerning
> an animal control ordinance. Meanwhile, all those who were cited, fined,
> paid license fees, had their dog impounded or altered or had any other
> action taken against them under the voided law are entitled to get their
> money back. We're hoping to see a class action suit soon.
> Karen Brinkley
> http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbc ... 1/80227024
> Dog law overturned; open meetings violation cited
> The Courier-Journal
> A Jefferson Circuit Court judge has struck down Louisville’s
> controversial dog ordinance, ruling that members of the Louisville Metro
> Council violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by discussing the
> proposed ordinance without properly notifying the public.
> Judge Martin McDonald found that council members did not post notice of
> a Dec. 19, 2006, caucus meeting and only sent out an e-mail about the
> location of the meeting three hours in advance to other members of the
> McDonald also said there is no evidence the council notified the media
> of the meeting or its location, though at least one member of the media
> was present....
> NAIA News
> National Animal Interest Alliance