POTTER v. CITY OF LACEY

No. 101188-1.

CERTIFICATION FROM THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT IN JACK POTTER, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF LACEY, Defendant, and KEN SEMKO, Defendant.

Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

Filed: July 3, 2024.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Elliot Lobsenz , Carney Badley Spellman , 701 5th Ave. Ste. 3600 Seattle, WA, 98104-7010, Scott Crain , Northwest Justice Project, 401 2nd Ave. S. Ste. 407, Seattle, WA, 98104-3811, Carrie Suzanne Graf , Northwest Justice Project, 711 Capitol Way S. Ste. 704, Olympia, WA, 98501-1237, Counsel for Plaintiff(s).

John Edward Justice , Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer et al. 2674 R W Johnson Blvd. Sw, Tumwater, WA, 98512-6111, Counsel for Defendant(s).

John Ballif Midgley, Amer. Civil Liberties Union of Wash. Found., P. O. Box 2728, Seattle, WA, 98111-2728, La Rond Baker, Amer. Civil Liberties Union of Wash. Found., P. O. Box 2728, Seattle, WA, 98111-2728, Amicus Curiae on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union.

Kathryn Meyer Scott, Attorney at Law, 6537 27th Ave. Nw, Seattle, WA, 98117-5902, Mary T. Benton, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309, Amicus Curiae on behalf of National Homelessness Law Center.

Skylar Texas Brett, Purpose. Dignity. Action., 110 Prefontaine Pl. S. Ste. 502, Seattle, WA, 98104-2626, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Purpose.Dignity.Action.

Nichole Mendoza, 350 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Disability Rights California.

Sarah Rachel Nagy, Columbia Legal Services, 711 Capitol Way S. Ste. 706, Olympia, WA, 98501-1237, Alison Sophia Bilow, Columbia Legal Services, 1301 5th Ave. Ste. 1200, Seattle, WA, 98101-2677, Amicus Curiae on behalf of Columbia Legal Services.

Erik J. Lamb, City of Spokane Valley, 10210 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA, 99206-3682, Charlotte A. Archer, Inslee Best, PS, 10900 Ne 4th St. Ste. 1500, Bellevue, WA, 98004-8345. Bob C. Sterbank, Attorney at Law, 1111 3rd Ave. Ste. 3000 Seattle, WA, 98101-3296 Amicus Curiae on behalf of Wa State Assoc. of Municipal Attorneys.

Sheila Marie Gall Association of Washington Cities 1076 Franklin St. Se Olympia, WA, 98501-1346. Amicus Curiae on behalf of Association of Washington Cities.


Jack Potter lived in a 23-foot travel trailer hitched to his truck. He parked his truck and attached trailer on public lots and streets in the city of Lacey, Washington.

In 2019, Lacey (or the City) passed an ordinance barring people from parking such large vehicles and trailers on public lots and streets for more than...

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