California RSOL scored two victories this week in federal district court when Judge Anderson both granted a motion to protect the identities of the plaintiffs in the Simi Valley case and denied the city’s motion to dismiss the entire case. As a result of the motion being granted, the identities of the plaintiffs will not be revealed and they will continue to be referred to us as either John or Jane Doe. The judge’s denial of the city’s motion to dismiss means that the challenge to the lawsuit can continue.
The next step in this case will be to request both a preliminary and a permanent injunction for the ordinance. The temporary restraining order granted by the judge on October 29 has expired however it was in effect on Halloween this year and prohibited the city from requiring registrants to post a sign on the front door of their residence. If the injunctions are granted, the city would be unable to enforce the ordinance on Halloween next year or on any other year.