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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.

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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