No. 81-341.

456 U.S. 444 (1982)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 17, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William L. Hoge III argued the cause and filed a brief for appellants.

Robert Frederick Smith argued the cause for appellees. With him on the brief was Barry L. Master.*

David M. Madway filed a brief for the National Housing Law Project as amicus curiae.

JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

A Kentucky statute provides that in forcible entry or detainer actions, service of process may be made under certain circumstances by posting a summons on the door of a tenant's apartment. The question presented is whether this statute, as applied to tenants in a public housing project, fails to afford those tenants the notice of proceedings initiated against them required by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth...

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