by David Koon
Looks like we had no reason to hurry. Though Latham and her attorney were under the impression that a hearing in the case would happen on Wednesday, once they arrived in Environmental Court with supporters and camera crews from local TV stations in tow, they were told the appearance was just an opportunity for Latham to enter a plea. Latham pled not guilty. A trial date has been set for June 27. Latham will be allowed to keep Sooie in her home until the issue is decided.
Interest in the case has been popping like bacon grease since we reported on Sooie's fight with City Hall. The "Save Sooie" Facebook page now has over 1,400 followers. Latham has also started a fundraising effort to help defray ongoing legal costs in the case.