October 17, 2019
Filed amicus brief.
Across the country, people are opening their homes to overnight guests to help pay their mortgages, restore properties, or earn extra money for their families. The practice is especially popular in tourist destinations, where families often choose to stay in homes rather than hotels to save money and “live like a local.” Unfortunately, the city of Sandusky, Ohio—despite being a world-renowned tourist destination and home to Cedar Point, one of the world’s largest roller coaster parks— has chosen not to respect the rights of homeowners to peacefully rent their homes, but rather to impose burdensome, confusing, and unconstitutional rules that deprive homeowners of these rights.
The Goldwater Institute filed an amicus brief in a legal challenge over Sandusky’s anti-home-sharing laws, arguing that Ohio cities should not be allowed to enact vague, unpredictable restrictions on homeowners’ use of their property.
Christina Sandefur is the Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute. She develops policies and litigates cases advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. Christina is a co-drafter of the Right to Try initiative, now federal law, which protects terminally ill patients' right to try safe investigational treatments that… Read more...
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