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City of Edmonds v. Oxford House

Docket No.: 94-23
Argued: March 1, 1995
Decided: May 15, 1995

Topics:

Fair Housing, Civil Rights, 9 U.S.C. 1, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, Fair Housing Act, Zoning, age discrimination, racial discrimination

PartyNames: CITY OF EDMONDS, Petitioner v. OXFORD HOUSE, INC., et al.
Petitioner: City of Edmonds
Respondent: Oxford House

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 18 F.3d 802
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

City of Edmonds
v.
Oxford House
514 U.S. 725 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 1776131 L.Ed.2d 801 (514 U.S.
Question:

Does the City of Edmonds' zoning code provision covering areas zoned for single-family dwelling units -- which defines family as persons related by genetics, adoption, or marriage, or a group of five or fewer unrelated persons -- qualify for exemption from the Fair Housing Act?

City of Edmonds v. Oxford House
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 01, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Oxford House, 3 vote(s) against
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