Make the Fair Housing Act fair : Remove disparate impact

December 04, 2014 | By RALPH KASARDA

On October 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted review in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.  When it did, the Court made it clear that it only wants to resolve one issue:   Whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.  This week PLF attorneys ...


The money behind the Mount Holly settlement

November 19, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Mount Holly case was settled with the help of some big money Obama supporters. In June the Justices agreed to hear Mount Holly, but last week the township voted to settle that case. Township officials aren’t explaining their decision, although Mayor Richard Dow has long wanted to get the … ...


Settlement in disparate impact case means more government discrimination

November 14, 2013 | By RALPH KASARDA

Proponents of racial preferences and race-conscious decision making must be breathing easier today after reports surfaced about the approved settlement in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action. The case concerns controversial redevelopment efforts by the Township of Mount Holly, and efforts to turn that dispute into a disc ...