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Winston v. City of Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. officials have a policy of cutting off water service to tenants when their landlord fails to pay the water bill. But, says the Second Circuit, there’s no rational basis for punishing innocent third parties in the hopes of inducing their derelict landlords to pay.


Tags: 2018, Equal Protection, Fourteenth Amendment, Landlord, Rational Basis Test, Second Circuit, Tenant

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