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Landlord Says City Violated Fourth Amendment Rights - Search & Seizure

At the time Trautwein filed the lawsuit, the city required a full inspection of the interior and exterior of the property before issuing the rental license. If a tenant or property owner refused to allow an inspection, the city was to obtain a warrant.

“You do have the right to deny an inspection without a warrant,” said Meriem L. Hubbard, senior attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation. “That’s part of the privacy rights that the Supreme Court has guaranteed us through various cases.”  Read More