Parking Enforcement Case May Reverberate Beyond 6th Circ.

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Like many cities across the nation, the city of Saginaw, Michigan, has used tire chalking — the technique of marking a parked car’s tire with chalk to determine how long it has been stationary. When an officer returns to a car he or she knows was chalked outside the time limit permitted for parking, and sees chalk on the tire indicating the car has likely not moved, a citation is issued.

A Saginaw resident who received a host of parking tickets sued the city, arguing that chalking her tires violated her Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable government searches....

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