Class of one

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"Class of one" is a legal argument under the Equal Protection Clause whereby a plaintiff prevails by proving that it "has been intentionally treated differently from others similarly situated and that there is no rational basis for the difference in treatment."[1]

Judge Michael McConnell has embraced a "class of one" argument in concurrence[2]


  1. Willowbrook v. Olech, 528 U.S. 562, 564 (2000).
  2. Christian Heritage Acad. v. Okla. Secondary Sch. Activities Ass'n, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 8186 (10th Cir. Apr. 9, 2007).

See also

  • Pignanelli v. Pueblo School Dist. No. 60, (C.A.10 (Colo.))