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Do Rent and Eviction Moratoriums Violate Landlords’ Constitutional Rights Under the Contract Clause?


You might be surprised to learn that the U.S and California Constitutions both contain clauses that unequivocally prohibit and law – whether state, local or administrative – from “impairing” contract rights between two parties. This clause is called “Contract Clause,” and it is supposed to protect contract rights – including in private contracts – like, for example, lease agreements.

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