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BayLegal Statement on the Verdict in the Rittenhouse Trial
19 November 2021

Today’s verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse repeats a far too familiar pattern in which paramilitary violence directed against Black people struggling for liberation and their allies operates with state sanction. At Bay Area Legal Aid, we stand in the firm conviction that regardless of the outcome of this case, non-state racial terror cannot …

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Guide for tenants being sued for pandemic rent debt
26 October 2021

An article by Noah Arroyo published yesterday in the San Francisco Public Press provides a useful overview of critical first steps and frequently asked questions for tenants facing lawsuits in small claims court for unpaid rent during the pandemic. Starting November 1st, landlords seeking to recover unpaid rent will be permitted to sue tenants in …

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