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U.S. judge rejects challenge to St. Paul’s rent ordinance

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
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Landlords filed suit against the city of St. Paul last year, alleging that the city’s rent-control ordinance violated their due process rights as well as the contract clauses of the Minnesota and U.S. constitutions. U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel disagreed, and granted the city’s summary judgment request on Monday. The dispute arose out of a rent ordinance enacted by St. Paul in 2022. On Nov. 2, 2021, St. Paul voted to limit monthly rent increases to just 3% in any 12-month period, even when tenants move out. Landlords who failed...

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