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Airbnb is aiming its First Amendment cannon at San Francisco in California: the biz is suing the city over its rental restrictions. Earlier this month, the city began a crackdown on the mattress-surfing operation. Residents offering their properties for short-term stays have to register with San Francisco officials, and if …

  1. Ian Michael Gumby
    Boffin

    Meh!

    Commercial speech is not protected under the first amendment.

    At the same time cities are able to regulate commerce and this is commerce. Its also a matter of public safety rules too.

    And of course its a matter of the city collecting their fair share of the tax it is owed.

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