From our private database of 13,300+ case briefs...
Nectow v. City of Cambridge
United States Supreme Court
277 U.S. 183 (1928)
Nectow (plaintiff) owned property and entered into a contract to sell the land to a purchaser who wanted to use the property for commercial purposes. Before the sale was consummated, the City of Cambridge (defendant) passed a zoning ordinance that placed a 100 foot wide strip of Nectow’s property under residential zoning restrictions. Because of the zoning restrictions, Nectow’s purchaser reneged on the contract. Nectow filed suit seeking an injunction ordering the city to allow the construction of any type of building irrespective of the ordinance restrictions. The trial court upheld the ordinance and denied Nectow’s petition for injunctive relief. Nectow appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sutherland, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 136,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,300 briefs, keyed to 182 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.