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Hallelujah: Federal judge dismisses part of federal rights suit against St. Petersburg

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Federal Judge Steven Merryday has tossed out nine allegations in a federal lawsuit that accuses St. Petersburg of violating the rights of homeless people by enforcing a series of ordinances, scoring what appears to be a major victory for the city. In addition to the dismissals Wednesday, Merryday this morning denied class action status for the lawsuit, meaning the scope of those making the allegations is limited to Anthony Catron, Charles Hargis, Michael Lile, Ferdinand Lupperger, Jo Anne Reynolds and…

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