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Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law (Legal Latin in Practice)

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An introduction to the legal concept of unconstitutional bias.

If a town council denies a zoning permit for a group home for intellectually disabled persons because residents don’t want “those kinds of people” in the neighborhood, the town’s decision is motivated by the public’s dislike of a particular group.  Constitutional law calls this rationale “animus.”

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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by NYU Press
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