Lifetime Lease Requirement

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging San Francisco’s Expedited Conversion Program, which lets owners of “tenancy-in-common” properties convert them into condominiums on the condition that existing tenants are offered lifetime leases. The owners failed to timely seek an exemption from the lifetime lease requirement, the court ruled.

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Judge: Pretrial Inmates in San Francisco Need Time in Sunlight

For years, the City and County of San Francisco has housed inmates awaiting trial in tiny cells, letting them out for only a few hours a day for exercise and often depriving them of any time outdoors, but conditions are set to improve for some after a federal judge ruled Friday that pre-trial detainees incarcerated for more than four years must be given at least one hour a week of access to direct sunlight.

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