Keep Chicago Livable v. City of Chicago

Short-term rental hosts in Chicago must register with the city, acquire a business license, and comply with a host of other requirements and restrictions (including geographic eligibility; caps on the number of rentable units in a building; and health, safety, and reporting requirements). A nonprofit and individuals interested in renting (from or to others) sues, alleging the ordinance violates the First Amendment and 14th Amendment. Seventh Circuit: Dunno, but you’ll have to go back to the district court to sort out whether the plaintiffs even have standing to bring this suit. We have grave doubts.

Tags: 2019, Economic Liberty, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Licensing, Seventh Circuit, Standing

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