- The laws were found by the courts to violate the US Constitution, and were thus rejected.
- These unsuccessful attempts cost Farmers Branch taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Lessons From Farmers Branch
By Frank Knaack, ACLU of Texas Legal Advocacy Coordinator As Fremont, Nebraska considers whether to suspend or implement a discriminatory and unconstitutional government background check requirement for anyone seeking housing or employment, it would be wise to remember Farmers Branch, Texas. Farmers Branch has, on three occasions, attempted to implement a similar law. The result: