How the City of Euclid Once Figured
In a Key Supreme Court Zoning Case
The always-interesting libertarian magazine Reason last month published a book review about a 1926 Supreme Court case that set a precedent for zoning laws in American cities. The author calls the case one of the most far-reaching Supreme Court decisions in a century. It involved the village of Euclid, which is now the city of Euclid, an ailing inner-ring eastern suburb of Cleveland. If not for this key decision, the author writes, "most Americans would not be living in zoned cities."