June 24, 2014
The Finney Law Firm has joined with Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law in filing suit to challenge the rental housing inspection program in the City of Portsmouth, Ohio. The suit alleges that the program mandates warrantless searches of rental property in violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Chris Finney and Justin Walker from the Finney law Firm are representing eight Plaintiffs owning 82 properties in the City of Portsmouth in challenging the program.
In Portsmouth, the City has targeted more than 2,100 properties under the program, although City fathers have acknowledged in media reports that problem properties are fewer than 10 in the entire City.
You can read the Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order below.