Federal court rules against northstate vintner Reverge Anselmo
REDDING, Calif. - Shasta County has won another court decision in the ongoing legal battle with restaurant and landowner Reverge Anselmo.
A federal court judge issued the ruling Tuesday.
It rejected Anselmo's claims that Shasta County violated his rights to due process, equal protection and free speech.
Reverge Anselmo owns Seven Hills Land and Cattle company.
He says that among the aforementioned offenses, Shasta County also illegally tried to stop the grading of the grazing land near his restaurant and vineyard in the Inwood Valley.
The county lawsuit, however, says the county acted properly in requiring Mr. Anselmo to comply with its ordinance and rules.
The county had previously won a separate lawsuit filed by Anselmo concerning his chapel.
The Shasta County Administrative Office says "The federal court's rulings in both of these lawsuits are a complete vindication of Shasta County, which has long been falsely accused of denying Mr. Anselmo his rights.