SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING INJUNCTIONS RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR /  415.543.9697 x216 / cfrancis@lccr.com

A judicial decision handed down on May 25 ended the San Francisco Housing Authority’s use of city-wide nuisance injunctions and dismisses all pending criminal cases against alleged violators, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and ACLU of Northern California Legal Director Alan Schlosser announced. The injunctions, which have been used since 2007, are unconstitutional, vague and overly restrictive to the point of infringing on an individual’s ability “to exist in San Francisco,” wrote San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer in his eight-page decision.