Hurdles remain for disparate impact claims in housing despite SCOTUS ruling

civil rights groups are breathing a little easier today, after the Court’s ruling in an important housing discrimination case. The question before the Court was whether claims brought under the fair housing act, which prohibits housing discrimination "because of" race, can be based on an allegation that a law or practice has a "disparate impact" – that is, it has a discriminatory.

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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.

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In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the FHA encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, which made the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

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In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Wayne Trotman of New Hope, Pennsylvania, claims. the disparate impact analysis, according to Trotman’s lawsuit..

If so, what is the legal basis for that intrepretation? (In some cases, the answer will be obvious: For example, Title VII is considered a disparate impact statute, because the Supreme Court so held.

The recent Supreme Court decision does contain language that tempers its ruling and limits disparate impact claims. It limits disparate-impact claims to cases where laws or policies raise "artificial, arbitrary, and unnecessary barriers." This wording gives the lower courts a fair amount of leeway in interpreting the laws.