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Federal courts around the country reject State laws that suppress the vote

There has been an evident effort to restrict voting rights in recent years. This development has been led largely by the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”). As discussed previously here, ALEC consists of corporate executives and right… Read More

Fair housing protections remain robust

For a number of years, the Supreme Court has signaled its interest in deciding a case under Title VIII, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601, et seq., to address the viability of disparate impact doctrine. The disparate impact doctrine, also known as the discriminato… Read More

The de facto death of disparate impact in most age discrimination cases

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently promulgated regulations, 29 U.S.C. §§ 1625.1, et seq., concerning an affirmative defense that employers may use to defeat disparate impact discrimination claims brought… Read More