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A Tale of Displacement: a Year-long Fight Against a Landlord Shows the Struggles Facing Renters Forced to Move

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Dickinson unsuccessfully argued for the judge to give Robinson, a Pittsburgh native, 90 days to find a new landlord that accepts a housing voucher. “The concern is that the 60-day period may not be enough time for permanent housing through Section 8,” said Dickinson, a University of Pittsburgh law professor representing Robinson pro bono. But Butler wasn’t having it. “In 60 days – in a country like this – you can do anything,” he said, giving Parker the right in his order to file for possession in two months. Dickinson disagreed. ”That’s simply not the case for low-income tenants, especially African Americans in Pittsburgh,” he told the judge.”

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A Tale of Displacement: a Year-long Fight Against a Landlord Shows the Struggles Facing Renters Forced to Move

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“Dickinson unsuccessfully argued for the judge to give Robinson, a Pittsburgh native, 90 days to find a new landlord that accepts a housing voucher. “The concern is that the 60-day period may not be enough time for permanent housing through Section 8,” said Dickinson, a University of Pittsburgh law professor representing Robinson pro bono. But Butler wasn’t having it. “In 60 days – in a country like this – you can do anything,” he said, giving Parker the right in his order to file for possession in two months. Dickinson disagreed. ”That’s simply not the case for low-income tenants, especially African Americans in Pittsburgh,” he told the judge.”

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Legal Experts Say Trump’s Legal Challenges in Pa. Are ‘Hail Mary’s’

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

“They’re Hail Marys,” said constitutional law scholar Jerry Dickinson of the University of Pittsburgh. “There’s a larger strategy here, and these are small pieces of that puzzle that are not going to make a difference whatsoever. “It’s attempting to delegitimize the election.” He said Trump’s lawyers are “throwing spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks.”

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Police Escalate Protest Outside Peduto’s House With Pepper Spray, Projectiles, and Apparent Kettling

City Paper

University of Pittsburgh law professor Jerry Dickinson tweeted last night, criticizing police for apparently using pepper spray on protesters, especially during a pandemic, and called the use of apparent physical violence against protesters by police “constitutionally deeply troubling…Police indiscriminate use of pepper spray or tear gas (or some chemical) is especially concerning in light of the pandemic, as its designed to make peoples’ eyes water and burn, causing protesters to spit, cough, choke, retch, and vomit…”