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Municipal: City Ordinance-Residential Yard Requirements-Constitutional Violation

Plaintiff sued to challenge defendant’s city ordinance, which required at least 50 percent of a residential yard to contain turf grass. The district court dismissed the suit, finding that plaintiff failed to show the ordinance violated due process or the prohibition on excessive fines and penalties. Where plaintiff’s due process claim was already rejected in a ...