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  • It's possible that the chamber could take up the measure Friday, but Republicans say they may delay a floor vote until lawmakers in both houses settle unrelated negotiations over the renewal of rent-control laws.

    Gay Wedding Law Hits Hurdle

  • Only after that new rent has been set will control over future rent increases fall back into the hands of the city's rent-control board.

    For Rent: Charming 2BR, With Holes in Wall for Cash

  • High Bay Area ratios stem not only from the region's high housing prices but also from rent-control laws that limit increases, says Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Trulia's consumer educator.

    Vital Signs

  • The Shahs of Sunset were neither me nor mine, except perhaps the Iranian-American part, though I wasn't born here and didn't grow up in SoCal; except perhaps the living in LA part, I too had staked my decade in that city, though I had slogged it in the film business as a single woman in a rent-control studio -- and except, perhaps, the filthy rich Persian guy part.

    Charlotte Safavi: On the Shahs of Sunset Reality Show

  • In the conservative view, affirmative action is morally wrong for much the same reasons that union-shop laws or rent-control laws are morally wrong (independently of any economic effects) and that reason is that the government is unfairly taking sides between its citizens.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Affirmative Action and Racial Profiling Revisited

  • Remarkably, a serious constitutional challenge to rent-control and stabilization laws may finally be in the works.

    Rent Control Hits the Supreme Court

  • All versions of rent-control laws share a single dominant characteristic: They allow a tenant to remain in possession of property after the expiration of a lease at below-market rents.

    Rent Control Hits the Supreme Court

  • Although the decision does not invalidate the ordinance on its merits, it is an authorization for broad, wholesale attacks on rent-control regulation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan’s Memos for Justice Marshall

  • As a young law clerk working for Justice Thurgood Marshall at the Supreme Court in September 1987, Elena Kagan wrote an angry memorandum urging her boss to try to overturn a conservative appeals court ruling that had questioned the constitutionality of a rent-control ordinance.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan’s Memos for Justice Marshall

  • He was an ethical landlord who strived to maintain his buildings but was simply overwhelmed by expenses and inflation which required reasonably higher rents than were obtainable under rent-control laws.

    Rent-Control Laws Hamper New York's Housing Market


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