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Constitutional Law Keyed to Choper
Kramer v. Union Free School District
Citation:395 U.S. 621, 89 S.Ct. 1886, 23 L.Ed.2d 583 (1969).
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Section 2012 of the New York Education Law permitted school districts to limit eligible voters in school district elections to: 1) citizens owning or leasing taxable real property and 2) parents of children enrolled in public schools. Union Free School District applied these restrictions. Kramer, a resident of this school district, who resided with his parents and had no children, attempted to register to vote in the local school district elections. His application was rejected for failure to comply with the restrictions. Kramer brought suit against the school district, claiming his constitutional rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment had been violated.
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