Thursday, October 21, 2004


Flipper won't get to take the US President to court.

"...whales, porpoises and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush..."

Well, I'm sure they'd beat him hands down in a debate.

"...the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ... said it saw no reason why animals should not be allowed to sue but said they had not yet been granted that right.

"If Congress and the President intended to take the extraordinary step of authorizing animals as well as people and legal entities to sue they could and should have said so plainly," Judge William A. Fletcher wrote in an 18-page opinion for the panel.

In better legal news, Dino the dog got a reprieve from his life sentence - dog gets human rights? Hat's off to his owner for coughing up £60,000 to save Dino. That's a whole mountain of Bonio's.

And, finally in our roundup of justice, Bob Mugabe's courts found opposition leader - Morgan Tsvangirai - not guilty of plotting to murder the murderous Zimbabwean leader. The Guardian thinks that's what Bob wnted all along so that he can continue to harass and the opposition and prepare the way for another "election" victory.

:: Posted by pete @ 21:46