Supreme Court Upholds Tool for Fighting Housing Bias – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that housing discrimination lawsuits can proceed without proof of intentional bias against minorities, endorsing a civil-rights era litigation tool that had faced tough scrutiny by the high court.

The surprise decision, by a 5-4 vote, held that disparate impact on minorities is sufficient to get a housing-discrimination claim into court. The state of Texas, whose housing department was…

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