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Richard F. Bellman, lawyer who fought housing bias; at 74

Mr. Bellman worked for a series of antidiscrimination groups. Mr. Bellman worked for a series of antidiscrimination groups. (new york times/file 1984)
By Douglas Martin
New York Times / May 1, 2012
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NEW YORK - Richard F. Bellman, a lawyer whose tenacity and legal ingenuity propelled him to victory in fights with local governments over racially discriminatory zoning, including in a landmark case against Mount Laurel, N.J., in 1975, died April 18 on his way to work in Manhattan, where he also lived. He was 74.

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