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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Local Ordinance Cases


The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari on March 3, 2014, in several recent cases relating to local ordinances aimed at undocumented persons.

In City of Hazleton v. Lozano, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit had held that local ordinances in the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, prohibiting the knowing harboring of undocumented persons in rental housing or hiring them, was unconstitutional.

In City of Farmers Branch v. Villas at Parkside Partners, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had held that local ordinances in the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, prohibiting the knowing harboring of undocumented persons in renting housing in the city, was unconstitutional.

Information about Hazleton is available at http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/city-of-hazleton-v-lozano/. Information about Farmers Branch is available at http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/city-of-farmers-branch-v-villas-at-parkside-partners/.

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