The O’Meara Case and Constitutional Requirements of State Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws
William W. Van Alstyne
Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School
Howard Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 158, 1962
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-114
Against the backdrop of the highly criticized O’Meara case, this comment explores the possible rational bases a state could use to support a differentiation between publicly-assisted and unassisted home owners. This comment also addresses the question of how substantial that rational bases must be in order to survive the requirements of equal protection.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: public housing, equal protectionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 10, 2011 ; Last revised: December 30, 2014
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