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The Nation

U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ordered the U.S. government to stop hanging eviction notices at a Washington homeless shelter it wants to close, saying it was disturbing the mentally ill residents. Health and Human Services attorney Edith Marshall argued that the residents should be kept informed about the plans. Shelter operator Mitch Snyder sought a restraining order because a renovation dispute is in litigation. Gesell stopped short of issuing a restraining order, but told the government not to announce the eviction until another federal judge ruled on the pending suits.


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