Salyer v. Tulare
Salyer Land Company et al.
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Sections of the California Water Code are unconstitutional and in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Thomas Keister Greer
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Robert M. Newell
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
20 March 1973
California Water Code is not unconstitutional in allowing only landowners their votes in water district elections, or in allocating votes in proportion to land assessment values.
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