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Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau Of Likely Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NEW YORK - An amended complaint filed in a federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Census Bureau ignored a pointed, detailed warning by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that its screening process for hiring more than 1 million temporary census workers could result in massive racial...

Nation’s Highest Court Must Reverse Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Equal Protection Decision

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation has urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Coalition to Defend Affirmative...

Disparate Impact to Supreme Court Again?

By Michael W. Skojec, Bryan J. Harrison, Christopher J. Willis, and John L. Culhane, Jr. Yet another Fair Housing Act disparate impact case may find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. After losing on appeal at the Fifth Circuit in March, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Texas...

NY Attorney General Files Redlining Lawsuit Alleging Mortgage Discrimination

The New York Attorney General filed a complaint earlier this month in a New York federal court against a national bank headquartered in the state and its holding company alleging that the defendants violated the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ],...

State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: US High Court Eliminates 'Golden Week'

Ohio's "Golden Week" — a five-day interval at the beginning of the state's early voting period when eligible residents can both register and cast ballots — fell by the wayside last week, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay, [ enhanced version available...