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Herrera v. City of Palmdale

Family brings a bunch of claims about the way Palmdale, Calif. city code enforcers shut down the family motel. Ninth Circuit: Most of the claims can’t proceed in federal court while the city goes after the motel in state court. But that Fourth Amendment allegation—that during a code inspection the sheriff held the family’s kids at gunpoint for an hour and a half? That claim can go right ahead. [Ed.’s Note: IJ has a history of tangling with the lawyers for Palmdale.]


Tags: 2019, Fair Housing Act, Fourth Amendment, Ninth Circuit

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