The O’Meara Case and Constitutional Requirements of State Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws

12 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Mar 2015

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1962

Abstract

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.

Keywords: public housing, equal protection

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W., The O’Meara Case and Constitutional Requirements of State Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws (1962). Howard Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 158, 1962; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-114. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1925067

William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)

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