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Highland is sued for attempting warrantless snooping on rental property

July 16, 2016

By pacificlegal – excerpt

HIGHLAND, CA;  July 13, 2016: The City of Highland is violating fundamental constitutional rights by trying to coerce landlords and tenants into surrendering their freedom from unjustified, warrantless government intrusion on their property.

So argues a new federal lawsuit against the city.  It challenges the city’s attempt to pressure a rental property owner and his tenants into allowing an open-ended search of their home by city inspectors, without any complaints or evidence that the property has any problems, and without an administrative warrant as required by the Fourth Amendment.

In the civil rights lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District, property owner Karl Trautwein and his tenants are represented by Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a national watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, and individual rights.  Donor-supported PLF represents all clients free of charge…

This case is Trautwein v. City of Highland, et al.  More information, including the complaint, an explanatory blog post, a podcast, and a video statement, is available at: www.pacificlegal.org.

About Pacific Legal Foundation : Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is the leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts across the country.  PLF represents all clients free of charge…  (more)

Mari

Renters and Landlords share rights from warrantless searches. This group has taken on cases against Plan Bay Area.

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