Pippen v. Iowa : A victory for commonsense

July 18, 2014 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

In a unanimous opinion, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the trial court dismissing the plaintiffs’ disparate impact claims.  In this case, plaintiffs alleged that the subjective thoughts and biases of Iowa government officials caused a disparate impact on the basis of race.  To our knowledge, this was the first time that plaintiffs had t ...