The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the ACLU of Ohio today filed a federal lawsuit that alleges the suburb of Bedford’s nuisance ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The suit specifically says the city used its ordinance to label the apartment of a black woman named Beverly Somai a nuisance after she had called the city to complain about a loud neighbor who intimidated her. Once that happened, her landlord evicted her.

To read the story in full click here. Thank you to Scene Magazine in Cleveland, Ohio for reporting on this topic.