The Supreme Court was really on a roll today. Right before it handed down the decision in King vs. Burwell it also released a decision in a housing discrimination case, making it easier to sue landlords for discrimination, even when there is no evidence of discrimination.
The court ruled that a landlord could be sued for discriminatory practices by a minority applicant, even in the absence of evidence that the property owner had any intention of discrimination.
The ruling was made in citation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and held that “disparate impact” of a housing decision alone is sufficient basis for a plaintiff to bring suit against a landlord.
The Wall Street Journal reported the details of the Supreme Court caseTexas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project: […]
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