In today’s Advocate article, “City clears homeless away from under expressway,” Professor Quigley comments on the importance of handling the personal property of the homeless.

“That sentiment was echoed by Bill Quigley, a Loyola University law professor, who sent a letter to City Attorney Sharonda Williams on Wednesday night asking her not to unlawfully dispose of any property belonging to the homeless.

In his letter, Quigley cited a federal court case in Fresno, California, which limited the rights of that city to take property, such as tents and furniture, from the homeless.

“I ask that you direct the employees of the city not to destroy any property of homeless people but rather to safeguard the property and, if necessary, impound all property of the homeless so that people have a constitutionally adequate opportunity to be heard and to recover their property,” Quigley wrote.”

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