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Armour v. City of Indianapolis

On June 4, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bancroft client the City of Indianapolis in Armour v. City of Indianapolis, 132 S. Ct. 2073 (2012). Bancroft partner Paul D. Clement argued the case on the City’s behalf on February 29, 2012. By a 6-3 vote, the Court held that City did not violate the Equal Protection Clause when, as part of a transition to a new system of funding municipal sewers, it chose to forgive outstanding tax assessments of certain residents while denying refunds to residents who had already paid such assessments. The Court ruled that the City “had a rational basis for its distinction and thus did not violate the Equal Protection Clause.”

Supreme Court Opinion
Brief for Respondents