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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Moore v. City of East Cleveland
Citation:431 U.S. 494, 97 S.Ct. 1932, 52 L.Ed.2d 531 (1977).
Cleveland, Ohio passed a housing ordinance that defined family as husband, wife, and unmarried children, i.e., the nuclear family. Appellant-Defendant was living with her two grandsons, who were cousins but not brothers and thus convicted under the statute. She challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance after she was sentenced to five days in jail and a $25 fine.
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