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Rucker v. Davis and Its Significance for Tenant Advocates

By Wendy L. Stasell

In Rucker v. Davis the Oakland Housing Authority sought to evict four tenants on the basis of allegations that their household members or guests had engaged in drug-related activity. The ensuing litigation seeking to enjoin the termination of tenants' leases resulted in the Ninth Circuit's ruling that federal statute did not allow for the eviction of innocent tenants. The case, more recent developments, and implications for tenant advocates are analyzed.

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