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City of Cuyahoga Falls v. Buckeye Community Hope

Docket No.: 01-1269
Certiorari Granted: Jun 24 2002
Argued: January 21, 2003
Decided: March 25, 2003

Topics:

Due Process, Civil Rights, Desegregation, Act of State Doctrine, Administrative Procedure, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fair Housing Act, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Takings Clause, antitrust, disparate impact, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, et al. v. Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, et al.
Petitioner: City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, et al.
Respondent: Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: CA 6, 263 F.3d 627 QUESTIONS PRESENTED FOR REVIEW 1. In considering a claim against a municipal corporation for intentionaldiscrimination arising out of a facially neutral and judicially upheld referendum petition, may the court inquire into the motivations of a handful of the citizens whoexpressed support for the referendum and impute those motivations to the entire municipal corporation? 2. In light of the constitutional freedo m of political expression, can a disparate impact claim under the Fair Housing Act be maintained against a municipalcorporation for the alleged impact of the fi ling of a facially neutral and judicially
Supreme Court Docket

City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, et al.
v.
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, et al.
538 U.S. 188 (2003)
Consideration Limited:

Limited to questions 1, 2 and 3 presented by the petition.

Question:

Did the Court of Appeals err in holding that a low-income housing foundation's suit against a city for violations of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Fair Housing Act could proceed to trial?

City of Cuyahoga Falls v. Buckeye Community Hope
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 21, 2003

Holding: reversed in part
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for City of Cuyahoga Falls, 0 vote(s) against
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