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Landowners, not voters, control government of Florida town

A three-part series in the Naples (Fla.) Daily News looks at the town government of Ave Maria, a community that surrounds a Catholic-oriented university started by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan. Monaghan and a local landowner got a state law passed creating a government that they can control forever at the expense of the town's residents. A University of Florida law professor quoted in the story questions whether this arrangement violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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