The O’Meara Case and Constitutional Requirements of State Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws
12 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Mar 2015
Date Written: 1962
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
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