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May v. Town of Mountain Village
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
132 F.3d 576 (1997)
In 1984, the Telluride Company began developing an area pursuant to approval by San Miguel County. In January 1995, the area was incorporated as the town of Mountain Village (town) (defendant). In March 1995, voters approved a home-rule charter for the town. Residents (plaintiffs) of the town initiated a class-action lawsuit against the town, alleging that § 2.4 of the town charter violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Section 2.4 extended voting rights to nonresidents who owned real property in the town.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brown, J.)
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