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Report: Judge declares Seattle garbage check unconstitutional

The City of Seattle can’t rummage through your garbage after all.

King County Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus declared Wednesday that Seattle’s ordinance that allows garbage collectors to look through people’s trash to ensure food scraps aren’t mixing with trash is “unconstitutional and void.”

Eight plaintiffs joined together to sue the city over its practices regarding garbage collection. The Libertarian group, Pacific Legal Foundation, filed the lawsuit last July.

Andrus entered an injunction against the city’s enforcement of the ordinance, according to court documents.

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