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State Court docket Takes Stand Towards Racist Authorized Time period

Ed. Note: Welcome to our daily feature Trivia Question of the Day!

Which state’s appeals court recently said they will no longer use the term “grandfathering” to discuss a structure built before the enactment of zoning regulation “because we acknowledge that it has racist origins”?

Hint: The phrase “grandfather clause” originally referred to voting restrictions which required literacy tests for African Americans but allowed illiterate white people to vote because descendants of those eligible to vote before 1867 were exempted. Read more about the history of the term here.

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