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Resource ID: #28613
Subject: Housing Lawsuit
Source: Josh Kaplan, Rachel Sadon, Bill Hogan, Talia Mindich, Morgan Schneider
Affiliation: DCist
Date: October 5, 2020

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This story revealed that thousands of Washingtonians potentially never received notice of their eviction lawsuits, a violation of tenants’ constitutional right to due process. It provoked immediate outrage and the fastest legislative action we’ve ever seen at DCist and WAMU; lawmakers passed an emergency amendment to attempt to fix the problem the very next day.
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