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Moore v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio
A Cleveland, Ohio housing ordinance limited occupancy of a dwelling unit to members of a single family. The ordinance defines “family” as including only a few categories of related individuals. The Appellant, Inez Moore (Appellant), challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance because her family failed to meet the legal definition of family under the Cleveland ordinance. The Appellant lived with her two grandsons who where only first cousins. Because her grandsons were not brothers, the Appellant was convicted for violating the ordinance and was sentenced to five days in jail with a $25 fine. The Ohio Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment. The Ohio Supreme Court denied review of the judgment.
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