Against the backdrop of the highly criticized O’Meara case, this comment explores the possible rational bases a state could use to support a differentiation between publicly-assisted and unassisted home owners. This comment also addresses the question of how substantial that rational bases must be in order to survive the requirements of equal protection.
William W. Van Alstyne, The O’Meara Case and Constitutional Requirements of State Anti-Discrimination Housing Laws, 8 Howard Law Journal 158-168 (1962)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Equality before the law--United States, Equality before the law, Discrimination, State action (Civil rights), Public housing, Constitution. 14th Amendment