UK Law Professor Robert Schwemm Quoted in NY Times
Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law, was quoted in a NY Times article regarding the Fair Housing Act. An excerpt from the article, titled “Nazi Past of Long Island Hamlet Persists in a Rule for Home Buyers,” is below:
Robert G. Schwemm, a lawyer who teaches at the University of Kentucky, said enforcement of these kinds of covenants remained an issue, especially in closed communities where few know how homes change hands and where residents want things to remain the same.
Still, he said the case of Yaphank, a hamlet in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, was notable because the German requirement was in writing. “I’ve never seen anybody in the modern era try to act like this,” he said.
The article, in its entirety, can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/nyregion/query-for-home-buyers-in-a-long-island-hamlet-are-you-german.html?_r=1.