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Only in America: Gideon's canine trumpet

A Georgia pit bull gets its own court-appointed lawyer — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Georgia pit bull (not pictured) who attacked a 5-year-old child has been given its own court-appointed lawyer. Judge William Woodrum Jr. ordered an attorney to represent the interests of the dog at a hearing to decide if it should be euthanized. "All I can tell you is that the judge appointed me," said lawyer Claude Kicklighter. "I really don't know what the issues are."