Zoning out, center for intellectually disabled in (City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center)

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. The City of Cleburne, Texas had a zoning regulation that required hospitals to obtain a special-use permit if they planned to serve the “insane and feeble-minded.” Cleburne Living Center, Inc. applied for the permit, but the city council refused to grant it. The hospital filed suit, alleging that the city’s zoning ordinance discriminated against mentally disabled people in violation of the Equal Protection Clause and was therefore invalid. Ultimately, the United States Supreme Court took up the case in City of Cleburne, Texas v. Cleburne Living Center,…

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