No. 90-1907.

932 F.2d 51 (1991)

Howard H. GILBERT, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, et al., Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided May 3, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James D. St. Clair, with whom Hale and Dorr, Kenneth R. Berman, and Sherin and Lodgen, Boston, were on brief for plaintiffs, appellants.

Stephen B. Deutsch, with whom Andrew Z. Schwartz and Foley, Hoag & Eliot, Boston, were on brief for defendants, appellees.

Before CAMPBELL and SELYA, Circuit Judges, and BOWNES, Senior Circuit Judge.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

Attempting by heroic efforts to sail through straits left windless by recent Supreme Court precedent,1 certain property owners asked the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to overturn, on constitutional grounds, a rent control ordinance adopted in 1979 by the City of Cambridge (the Ordinance).2 The district court did not allow the voyage to proceed. Gilbert...

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