Tucker v. City of Chicago

Woman purchases a vacant residential lot in her neighborhood for $1 from the city of Chicago with the intention of converting it into a community garden. A city inspector deems the vegetation too tall. Six months later, the city issues a citation to the property owner and, after a hearing, imposes a $640 fine. Property owner: The delay between inspection and hearing violated my due process rights. Seventh Circuit: “Although a six month delay between inspection and citation may not be a model of administrative efficiency,” it’s constitutional.

Tags: 2018, Due Process, Property Rights, Seventh Circuit

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