Appellees commenced this action in the federal District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging on equal protection and statutory grounds 131-a of the New York Welfare Law which provides for payments to welfare recipients in Nassau, Suffolk, and other New York state counties in lesser amounts than provided for residents of New York City should the Welfare Administrator determine that adequate cause exists for the differential. A three-judge court was convened and it found that appellees' likelihood of success on their constitutional claim warranted the issue of a preliminary injunction against what it found to be the payment of welfare in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court found it unnecessary to consider appellees' statutory claims. We noted probable jurisdiction.
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