Hurdles remain for disparate impact claims in housing despite SCOTUS ruling

What the Supreme Court’s ‘Disparate Impact’ Decision Means for the Future of Fair Housing. Explicit racial discrimination is illegal under the Fair Housing Act. According to the court’s ruling today, disparate impact is recognizable as a category of racial discrimination under the law.

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The HUD and Supreme Court standards diverge from each other, in that the Court’s opinion suggests a higher standard than that of HUD, which properly limits disparate impact claims to egregious, arbitrary and negative situations.

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The 5-4 ruling upholds a category of U.S. Fair Housing Act lawsuits that civil rights groups said are especially important – and business groups consider particularly onerous. The court said plaintiffs can base their suits on statistical evidence that a disputed policy has a "disparate impact" on a minority group.

Court Rejects Obama Housing Bias Rule as 'wishful Thinking' The U.S. Supreme Court. today in its ruling to allow disparate impact claims in some circumstances under the Fair Housing Act. No such provision exists in the law as written, and it is troubling to. The plaintiffs targeted two Merrill policies that they claim. despite the hurdles erected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

The Supreme Court heard arguments for the case in January 2015 and subsequently ruled by a narrow 5-4 vote in June 2015 that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The.

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The Fair Housing Act and the disparate-impact framework in particular remain essential to addressing these grave problems. For four decades, the framework has proven indispensable, particularly for eradicating the de facto housing segregation that is fairly traceable to de jure policies overtly promoted by federal and state governments.

HUD will seek comment on whether the disparate impact rule is aligned with SCOTUS decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

The U.S. supreme court barely Saves the Fair Housing Act. Disparate-impact claims survived in a 5-4 decision, but the narrow opinion suggests a tough fight ahead for civil-rights laws. As the Supreme Court term winds down, there is discussion whether the Court is in some way drifting to the left.