Supreme Court may be prevented from ruling on disparate impact – again!

October 31, 2013 | By RALPH KASARDA

Parties may have reached a tentative settlement agreement in Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action.  The settlement, if approved, would be the second time in two years that the Supreme Court has been denied the opportunity to determine if the federal Fair Housing Act encompasses discrimination claims under a disparate impact theory. ...


Supreme Court asks for U.S. Solicitor General's brief in disparate impact case

October 29, 2012 | By RALPH KASARDA

Today the Supreme Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General to provide the government’s views on whether the federal Fair Housing Act encompasses disparate impact claims.  The Court had agreed to rule on that issue last Term, but the case providing that question settled without a decision.  The case now being considered by the Court is … ...