Can a city get a renter evicted for a crime they didn’t commit? Unfortunately, in cities across the country the answer is yes. On a special Short Circuit we dig into this outrageous, and immensely underreported, issue. Professor Katy Ramsey Mason of the University of Memphis joins us to discuss crime free rental ordinances, laws that allow cities for force landlords to evict tenants after anyone in their household is merely charged (not convicted) of a crime. And not a crime committed on the property, but anywhere in town. We also hear from IJ attorney Sam Gedge who is part of a team currently challenging one of the worst examples of these laws in Granite City, Illinois. The case is currently at the Seventh Circuit and will be argued later this year. We even play some audio clips of what the eviction process has been like in Granite City as people who have done nothing wrong are kicked out of their homes.
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Article in UCLA Law Review, “One-Strike 2.0”
IJ’s Granite City compulsory evictions case
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