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Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

by Blue LLP

Posted on 23 Jun 2015


Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, No. 13-1175, that a Los Angeles City Ordinance that compels "[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record" containing specific information concerning guests and to make that record "available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for insepection" on demand is facially unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Holds Residual Clause Violates Due Process

by Blue LLP

Posted on 3 Jul 2015


Supreme Court Holds Residual Clause Violates Due Process

"It has been said that the life of the law is experience. Nine years' experience trying to derive meaning from the residual clause convinces us that we have embarked upon a failed enterprise."

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