Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma failed to take up a court case in which the city of Midwest City, OK had tried to enforce a city-wide breed ban. Oklahoma state law outlaws breed-specific laws.
The State Supreme Court decision then defers back to lower court rulings which had previously ruled that the ban violated state law.
So the ban in Midwest City, OK is now, officially gone.
This suit was initially filed in 2007. So for nearly four years, Midwest City has been tying up city and state taxpayer dollars trying to defend their clearly illegal breed ban.
Meanwhile, it should be noted, that the dogs in question had never shown signs of aggression -- but were only presumed to be aggressive based on breed stereotype.
Dollars, and time, wasted; defending a law based on fear-mongering rather than rational thought.
Good for Jerry Stuckey -- who gets to keep his dogs and remain in his home - -and finally the lingering lawsuit is out from over him. Meanwhile, shame on Midwest City for wasting taxpayer dollars on a failed ordinance.