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New York AG to SCOTUS: Uphold disparate impact in housing

New York AG to SCOTUS: Uphold disparate impact in housing Posted on January 21, 2015 | Leave a comment This week the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing the case of Texas Dept. of Housing vs. Inclusive Communities Project , and while many in the industry welcome the expected rejection of disparate impact theory in housing, others.

Statement By A.G. Schneiderman Urging U.S. Supreme Court To Uphold Disparate Impact Claims Under Federal fair housing act. The Attorney General’s brief is available here. The New York State Attorney General’s Office is committed to enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and combatting ongoing housing discrimination. To file a complaint, contact the Office at Civil.Rights@ag.ny.gov or 212-416-8250. A.G. Schneiderman And 16 Other States Urge U.S. Supreme Court.

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley led a coalition of 17 states in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the longstanding interpretation of the federal Fair Housing Act that allows challenges to practices that have a "disparate impact" on protected groups, such as racial minorities.

For New Jersey residents, few issues are more consequential. The makeup of the Supreme Court has huge ramifications in some of the state’s biggest policy debates – school funding, affordable housing .

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Examining Disparate Impact Those in favor of the rule claim it is necessary to end discrimination in housing. Last month, a 17-state coalition led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Disparate Impact rule.

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In a brief filed today, Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 11 other state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize disparate impact claims under the federal Fair Housing Act.

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Those in favor of the rule claim it is necessary to end discrimination in housing. Last month, a 17-state coalition led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney.

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