Friday, February 25, 2011

On the iPad and the Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney's office

This Findlaw technology blog post highlights the use of the iPad by Ron Elkins and his staff in prosecuting cases in Wise County, described here in a web interview and here in this post from the website for his office. Ron is about the biggest cyberdog around.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dog custody case

In the case of Whitmore v. Whitmore, decided today, a panel of the Court of Appeals including Judges McClanahan and Haley and Senior Judge Willis addressed the thirteen assignments of error raised by the ex-husband protesting the Circuit Court's award of all right and title to the couple's Welsh Corgi to the ex-wife, without even providing for visitation. The appellant claimed among other things that the Circuit Court failed to consider "the best interests of the dog." The appellee didn't want to share the dog because she didn't want to have anything more to do with her ex-husband.

The dog is not named in the opinion.

I can't give advice to Mr. Whitmore, but in my own case I rooted around Petfinder until I found another who looked about like the last two, and she's had a pretty good life these past twelve months.