My son is a veterinarian, so I know a few things about dogs. I am a lawyer, so I know a little something about judges too.

And just as some pit bulls — not all — can be mighty frightening to the public, some appellate judges — not all — can be pretty scary too ("Pit bulls are 'inherently dangerous,' court rules," April 28).

So a new rule declaring appellate court judges "inherently dangerous" might also be needed.

Harvey K. Maizels, Baltimore