Doe v. City of Butler
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
892 F.2d 315 (3d Cir. 1989)
The Volunteers Against Abuse Center of Butler County (VAAC) sought to build a shelter for abused women and children. However, the City of Butler (defendant) denied VAAC’s permit application because of a zoning ordinance limiting transitional dwellings to six residents. Three battered women (Doe) (plaintiff) brought suit claiming a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sloviter, J.)
Dissent (Roth, J.)
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