Illinois City Wants to Evict Family Because a House Guest Committed a Crime They Didn’t Know About Somewhere Else


Good thing this law doesn’t apply in Washington DC.

(From Reason)

“This effort to make an innocent family homeless violates the federal Constitution at a bedrock level,” the Institute for Justice argues in a federal lawsuit it filed yesterday on behalf of Barron, Wylie, and their landlord, Bill Campbell, who does not want to evict them. The complaint says the crime-free housing ordinance violates their due process rights, the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection, the Fifth Amendment’s ban on taking property for “public use” without “just compensation,” and freedom of association, which is protected by the First Amendment.

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