Judge Decides Against Municipal Ordinance Against Illegal Campsites

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

A Superior Court judge has found Anchorage’s municipal ordinance against illegal campsites violates the campers’ rights to due process under the constitution and Alaska law. Judge Mark Rindner’s summary judgment in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union – Alaska means the city will have to rely on existing laws, come up with a new compromise procedure or take its case to a higher court.

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