Welch v. Swasey

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Welch v. Swasey
Welch v. Swasey, 214 U.S. 91 (1909), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the statutes of Massachusetts, chap. 333 of the Acts of 1904, and chap. 383 of the Acts of 1905, limit the height of buildings in a certain quarter of a city, do not violate the Constitution of the United States. — Excerpted from Welch v. Swasey on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

214 U.S. 91


 Argued: April 15, 16, 1909. --- Decided: May 17, 1909

The plaintiff in error duly applied to the justices of the supreme judicial court of the state of Massachusetts for a mandamus against the defendants, who constitute a board of appeal from the building commissioner of the city of Boston, to compel the defendants to issue a permit to him to build on his lot on the corner of Arlington and Marlborough streets, in that city. The application was referred by the justice presiding to the full court, and was by it denied (193 Mass. 364, 118 Am. St. Rep. 523, 79 N. E. 745), and the plaintiff has brought the case here by writ of error.


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