This ordinance allows the government to enter the most intimate confines of tenants’ homes—including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and closets—in search of housing code violations, even when tenants object.
Americans now lose more of their property each year to police claiming "asset forfeiture" than is stolen by thieves.
Rudy’s lawsuit seeks to put an end to Virginia’s unconstitutional “permanent punishment” law that prevents Virginians from working in a long list of professions because of irrelevant past criminal conviction
The inspection program allows the city to enter residents’ homes without cause or their consent—subjecting landlords to $750 daily fines for every day a tenant refuses an inspection. In September 2019, a Zion landlord and two of her tenants filed a lawsuit challenging the program.
The new restrictions put the private downtown parking space Shirley leased for the past two years too close to a nearby restaurant to operate without his competitor’s permission. With these new fees and regulations, Shirley was forced to move his business out of Farmville.
This legal fight started for Kevin on February 2, 2019, when he was at a restaurant asking questions about a drunk driving car crash that injured the mother of Kevin’s child. There, Kevin encountered the father of the driver involved in the crash—Department of Homeland Security Agent Ray Lamb. Displeased that Kevin was asking questions that could get his son into trouble, Agent Lamb resolved to stop Kevin. With his gun drawn, Lamb jumped out of a truck, yelling that he would “put a bullet through” Kevin’s “f—ing skull” and “blow his head off.” At the time, Kevin was in his car, getting ready to leave the restaurant. The agent tried to enter Kevin’s car by hitting the driver’s side window with his gun. Failing to break through, Lamb tried to shoot Kevin, but his gun malfunctioned.
“Police shootings are one of the most widely debated political issues today. If I had praised the Maine police for the shooting of Kadhar Bailey and Amber Fagre, they would have had no excuse for denying me a professional investigator’s license. They singled me out because I criticized them. That’s censorship, and it violates my First Amendment rights.”
“The federal court just held that a private company’s profit incentive can influence the operation of a criminal court as long as the arrangement might be unique to one judge. That cannot be the law.”
Their paperwork did not use the right language to describe the otherwise legal meal plan the farm offered workers. In fact, the farm continued to offer the same plan in later years without a DOL complaint.
Tarpon Springs passed an ordinance that banned trucks from downtown unless they were owned by a brick-and-mortar restaurant.