Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Messrs. W.V. Birchfield, Jr., and G.A. Wingfield were on the brief for petitioner.
Mr. Robert C. Jackson was on the brief for respondents.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.
For the declared purpose of establishing building lines and regulating and restricting the construction and location of buildings, and for other purposes, an ordinance of Roanoke, Virginia, divides the city into "business" and "residential" districts. Another ordinance, as amended July 11, 1924, creates a set-back or building line, with relation to the street, to which all buildings subsequently erected must...
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