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March 12, 2013

Opposing disparate impact theory doesn't mean ignoring disparities

PLF opposes the use of disparate impact theory to strike down race-neutral laws that only have a disproportionate racial effect.  For example, PLF supported Merrill Lynch, when its policy of promoting successful brokers was challenged as having an illegal disparate impact.  We supported New Haven, Connecticut in a disparate impact challenge whe ...