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Moore v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio
East Cleveland’s housing ordinances restrict occupancy of certain dwellings to single family units. The ordinance in question, however, recognizes only a few categories of related individuals as a “single family.” At the time of the complaint the Petitioner, lived in East Cleveland with her son and two of her grandsons, who were cousins, rather than brothers. Her living situation did not match one of the statutory definitions of single family. She was charged and sentenced to pay a $25 fine and spend 5 days in jail.
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