The residents' suit charges that the town's plan to demolish the homes in the complex and replace them with mostly market-priced dwellings violates the Fair Housing Act because it would have a "disparate impact" on blacks and other minorities. Lawyers for the town, on the other hand, argue that the law requires the residents to prove intentional discrimination.
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Supreme Court to Tackle Housing Discrimination Suit
- Sunday, Sep 08 2013
- Big Law
- Written by PLP News
Unless a lawsuit brought by the low-income residents of a blighted Mount Holly, N.J., housing complex settles out-of-court, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon be deciding a civil rights case that could make it tougher for minorities to prove housing discrimination. So reports USA Today.