Bloomberg Law
May 22, 2023, 9:41 PM

Chinese Citizens Sue Florida Over Ban on Home Purchases (1)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Florida over a law championed by Governor Ron DeSantisthat bars most Chinese citizens from buying homes in the state.

The law, set to take effect July 1, violates the equal protection and due process guarantees under the Constitution by prohibiting landownership based on “race, ethnicity, color, alienage, and national origin,” according to the suit filed Monday in federal court in Tallahassee.

The ACLU sued on behalf of four Chinese citizens, claiming the law “stigmatizes them and their communities, and casts a cloud of suspicion over anyone of Chinese descent who seeks to buy ...

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