Supreme Court Takes Interest in Fair Housing Disparate Impact Case | Politicker NJ

A lawsuit coming out of Mount Holly, New Jersey has caught the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves the scope of the Fair Housing Act, a federal law intended to prevent housing discrimination.

The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful “[t]o refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer . . . or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.” The specific question before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether the statute authorizes disparate impact claims, and, if so, under what circumstances.

Read more at Supreme Court Takes Interest in Mount Holly Case | Politicker NJ.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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