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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Los Angeles Law Prohibiting People From Living in Cars
Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/19/2014 | Zusha Elinson

Posted on 06/19/2014 2:45:28 PM PDT by aimhigh

A federal appeals court has struck down a Los Angeles law prohibiting people from living in their vehicles, a ruling that could affect similar laws in numerous cities.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the ban, in place since 1983, is unconstitutionally vague and leads to discriminatory enforcement against the homeless.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: appealscourt; cars
Since GM cars don't work, we should call them the perfect Obama home.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 2:45:28 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Pawn Shop Wars
Storage Locker Wars

Ever notice just HOW MANY things there are now, in these glorious Obama Hey Days..?

Funny how FEW stories there are about the homeless, eh?

SOOOOO MYSTERIOUS..!!


2 posted on 06/19/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: aimhigh

Obama vision for expanding public housing.
3 posted on 06/19/2014 2:52:05 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: aimhigh

Interesting.

A very old friend of my daughter has an ex-rock band leader, ex-husband, current drug user and current drunk living in his car at a local Walmart.

Seems like a tough life.

He has two sources of income: Residuals from the good old days in the band and the occasional gal who is willing to put up with him for a few days in order to talk about those good old days.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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There are decrepit motorhomes parked all around the Venice area that no doubt are being used as homes.
5 posted on 06/19/2014 3:31:27 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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There are decrepit motorhomes parked all around the Venice area that no doubt are being used as homes.

This was happening in my part of town... the business owners were complaining about the trash and human fecal matter. The city finally put up signs that limited parking for two hours and they all left.

6 posted on 06/19/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: aimhigh
Since GM cars don't work, we should call them the perfect Obama home.

Government Motors builds Obama Homes !!!

But only the doors on the left will open and don't expect the key to work properly.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 3:36:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: aimhigh

http://youtu.be/t7KiPWyp6c4


8 posted on 06/19/2014 3:43:36 PM PDT by Tenega
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Its about time! Its right there in the Constitution - somewhere.
The right of the people to live in cars shall not be abridged.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 3:49:46 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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“The right of the people to live in cars shall not be abridged.”

Whaddya mean they cant live in their cars while on a bridge?


10 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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I got a ticket because of these desperate folks.

I parked in a place where it was normally OK to park past 10pm. When I got to my car at 10:30, I saw a ticket on the window. Then looked at the parking sign, and found out that it was new and that there was no parking allowed after 10pm.

No doubt the times were changed to keep people moving along.

As Kyle or Stan would say: Bastards!

11 posted on 06/19/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: ZULU
Its about time! Its right there in the Constitution - somewhere. The right of the people to live in cars shall not be abridged.

Actually it IS in the Constitution because it is NOT in the Constitution.

But don't let that keep you up at night - nobody else does.

12 posted on 06/19/2014 5:57:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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I think that that was deduced from the line in the Constitution about sleeping with your horse...


13 posted on 06/19/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: aimhigh

If people want to take that risk, I’m not opposed to it.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 6:08:17 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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Seems like a tough life.

I did it during college for a while. It's not so bad if you find a safe place to sleep. Buying coffee will get you the use of a bathroom.

We have property now. Occasionally people park at a turnout I made along the County road. Frankly, as long as they don't trash the place and if they $hit bury it, I'm OK with it.

Been there, done that. None of us is so far above that lifestyle that we can't find a way to help the poor. It's what we did before there was welfare and keeps them from using more government services. I'm into employing as few bureaucrats as possible these days.

15 posted on 06/19/2014 6:15:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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Been there, done that. None of us is so far above that lifestyle that we can't find a way to help the poor.

I can't argue with that sentiment. You are right.

In the case I referenced the subject leader of the band had a bright future ahead of him and great wife. He preferred booze and drugs and, very likely, a shortened lifespan. Hard for me to feel sorry for him.

16 posted on 06/19/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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u should have your 1st son like that..Then it will really hurt..Got 2 good daughters though..Gotta be worth something...IMHO at least...


17 posted on 06/19/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT by M-cubed
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The downside is that many, if not most, personal auto policies will exclude coverage for vehicles used as a residence, so by residing in your vehicle, you effectively void your policy.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 8:47:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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actually...it is a right!...but you cant live on “MY” property..Gawd that Constitution is hard to read nowadays...*S*
19 posted on 06/19/2014 8:50:42 PM PDT by M-cubed
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HEY!...I'm with ya..whats funny to me is.... we’re both an employer now!...

I started in a tent and those were some of the best times in my life!

20 posted on 06/19/2014 8:58:49 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Carry_Okie
in the old days...I used to hire some pretty hard guys on the cheap that I didn't really need!!

When we shook hands I always used to say...If u get a better offer and don't take it...I'll kick your ass!...I wasn't that bad but some understood that and are better off then me now...I feel proud about it!..In hindsight...they paid for my mistakes of picking the bad ones... and God bless ‘em!

21 posted on 06/19/2014 9:18:26 PM PDT by M-cubed
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Looks to me like you'd appreciate this explanation of crux of the Biblical social welfare system.
22 posted on 06/19/2014 9:47:29 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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