September 15, 2008

2 more groups sue Farmers Branch over rental ban

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Two more groups have filed suit against the city of Farmers Branch, on the heels of Friday’s ruling by a federal judge that the city will have to hold off on implementing its ban on renting apartments to illegal immigrants.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union teamed up in a federal lawsuit filed against the city on Friday.

The same day, U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle issued a temporary restraining order that prevents Farmers Branch from implementing the ban. That stemmed from a lawsuit against the city filed by apartment owners and tenants in Farmers Branch.

These groups also had lawsuits against the city for an earlier version of the rental ban. That case ended with a defeat for Farmers Branch last month when a federal judge ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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