Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.

U.S. Supreme Court case that permitted city zoning

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Village of Euclid, Ohio v. Ambler Realty Co.
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Argued January 27, 1926
Reargued October 12, 1926
Decided November 22, 1926
Full case nameVillage of Euclid, Ohio, et al. v. Ambler Realty Company
Citations272 U.S. 365 (more)
47 S. Ct. 114; 71 L. Ed. 303; 1926 U.S. LEXIS 8; 4 Ohio L. Abs. 816; 54 A.L.R. 1016
Case history
PriorAppeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Holding
The Court held that the zoning ordinance was not an unreasonable extension of the village's police power and did not have the character of arbitrary fiat, and thus it was not unconstitutional.
Court membership
Chief Justice
William H. Taft
Associate Justices
Oliver W. Holmes Jr. · Willis Van Devanter
James C. McReynolds · Louis Brandeis
George Sutherland · Pierce Butler
Edward T. Sanford · Harlan F. Stone
Case opinions
MajoritySutherland, joined by Taft, Holmes, Brandeis, Sanford, Stone
DissentVan Devanter, McReynolds, Butler
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. XIV

Village of Euclid, Ohio v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365 (1926), more commonly Euclid v. Ambler, was a United States Supreme Court landmark case[1] argued in 1926. It was the first significant case regarding the relatively new practice of zoning, and served to substantially bolster zoning ordinances in towns nationwide in the United States and in other countries of the world including Canada.

  1. ^ "Village of Euclid v. Ambler Reality Co. - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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