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State AGs Take Sides as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Housing Discrimination Case
Posted on 4 Mar 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project , [ writ of certiorari granted, enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], on the question of... Read More

Amicus Curiae Oppose Disparate-Impact Liability
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

Recently, following the U.S. Supreme Court's grant of certiorari , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], more than a dozen organizations, groups, and associations filed separate amicus curiae briefs, [ enhanced version available... Read More

Federal District Court Vacates HUD Disparate Impact Rule
Posted on 6 Jan 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

In a Fair Housing Act (FHA) case we have been watching for some time, the federal district court in Washington, D.C., recently issued an opinion vacating the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) disparate impact rule... Read More

Third Time Is the Charm: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Disparate Impact Case
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]—the case presenting the issue of whether... Read More