Marfil v. City of New Braunfels

Brief Details

Authors
Arif Panju
Managing Attorney of the Texas Office
Betsy Sanz
Litigation Fellow
Date Filed
12/21/2022
Current Court
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Several homeowners in New Braunfels, Texas are challenging the city's ban on short-term rentals. However, the lower court dismissed their case without ever allowing them to dispute the government's rationale for the ban.

IJ's amicus brief, which looks to build off its victory in St. Joseph Abbey v. Castille, argues that the homeowners challenging the city's ban on short-term rentals deserve their day in court to present evidence that the law is unconstitutional.