County Bd. of Arlington County, Virginia v. Richards
434 U.S. 5 (1977)

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County Bd. of Arlington County, Virginia v. Richards, 434 U.S. 5 (1977)

County Bd. of Arlington County, Virginia v. Richards

No. 76-1418

Decided October 11, 1977

434 U.S. 5

Syllabus

Arlington County, Va., zoning ordinance prohibiting automobile commuters from parking in designated residential neighborhoods and providing for free parking permits for residents of such neighborhoods held not to violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The distinction drawn between residents and nonresidents of a neighborhood is not invidious, and rationally promotes the ordinance's stated legitimate objectives of reducing air pollution and other adverse consequences of automobile commuting, and of enhancing the quality of life in residential areas, such as by reducing noise and traffic hazards.

Certiorari granted; 217 Va. 645, 231 S.E.2d 231, vacated and remanded.

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