Philly Zoning Laws Don't Violate 14th Amendment: Judge

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge threw out a claim Friday by a Pennsylvania real estate partnership that two Philadelphia zoning laws violate the substantive due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment because they are too vague.

In an opinion granting the city of Philadelphia's motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel ruled that the city's 2009 ordinance that created a new zoning overlay and its 2010 revision to the city's plan of development process are both related to the integrity and consistency...
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