Bend In The Branch

The personal opinions of one among many.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Due Process

Dogs are often seen accompanying their owners in Newton District Court, but rarely if ever as participants in the legal process, according to Clerk Magistrate Henry H. Shultz.

But when the hearing is held, Shultz pledged, ''Murphy will be treated like one of God's creatures -- with dignity."

One can only hope the pledged dignity includes Due Process, for surely, Murphy The Dog is entitled.


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