The City of Newport Beach has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a group of recovery residences. In the case, Pacific Shores et. al. v. City of Newport Beach, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the city had intentionally and unlawfully targeted recovery residences in a law…

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Housing discrimination is nothing new. Every state forbids it. The Federal government forbids it. Many of the worst abuses are thankfully rare. However age-old tendencies to want to exclude and marginalize people “not like us” haven’t died. Over time, the forms of discrimination change. Things have taken a particularly nasty turn over the past several…

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Hot of the presses, Treatment Magazine posts an article, California Appeals Court Issues Key Anti-NIMBY Ruling, “09/23/2013 -ATIN – A California state appeals court has sent a chilling message to the anti-addictions industry NIMBY forces, increasingly a potent array of allied municipal interests throughout the state, when last week the ninth circuit appeals bench issued a…

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