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Village of Willowbrook v. Olech
United States Supreme Court
528 U.S. 562 (2000)
Olech (plaintiff), a resident of the Village of Willowbrook (defendant), asked the Village to connect her property to the municipal water supply. The Village agreed to do so if Olech granted it a 33-foot easement. The Village only required a 15-foot easement from other residents. Olech sued the Village claiming a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The district court dismissed for failure to state a cause of action. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
Concurrence (Breyer, J.)
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