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By David Burnham

ISBN-10: 1497696860

ISBN-13: 9781497696860

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Lindsay Vennum Arlington Heights v. S. 252 (1977) In this housing discrimination case, the Supreme Court ruled that ZONING regulations resulting in a disproportionately negative impact on a minority group do not violate the Fourteenth Amendment unless there is evidence of intent of racially discriminatory action. The Village of Arlington Heights is a predominantly white Chicago suburb made up of mostly single-family housing. The Clerics of St. Viator, known as Viatorians, a Catholic religious order, owned 80 acres of land in the village.

Second, the area around the Viatorian property had been designated single-family residential since the Village adopted zoning regulations. Finally, the minutes of the Village Board meeting at which MHDC’s petition was discussed showed that the Board focused on the zoning factors used in other zoning decisions. These three factors lead Justice Powell to conclude that there was no racially discriminating intent behind the Village’s zoning policy. He remanded the case to the Court of Appeals Ashwander v.

While Ohio claimed that the early filing requirement was necessary to ensure political stability and keep the ballot clear of frivolous candidates, the Court ruled that the early filing requirement amounted to little more than an attempt by the Democrats and Republicans to suppress political competition. Insofar as Democrats and Republicans would not officially nominate their presidential candidates until July or August, the Court ruled that there was no justification for requiring other parties and candidates to complete their nomination processes five months in advance.

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