Comeuppance

Remember Magner v. Gallagher, the case out of Minnesota that challenged whether there was a disparate impact cause of action under the Fair Housing Act?  [Note: There isn't.] Remember when the Obama Administration pressured the City of St. Paul to voluntarily dismiss … Continue reading

Supreme Court asks for U.S. Solicitor General’s brief in disparate impact case

Today the Supreme Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General to provide the government’s views on whether the federal Fair Housing Act encompasses disparate impact claims.  The Court had agreed to rule on that issue last Term, but the case providing … Continue reading

Here we go again: Fair Housing Act and disparate impact

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a case handed down by the Third Circuit called Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens.  The case concerns whether the federal … Continue reading

Some reader comments on Magner v. Gallagher

Two readers responded to my recent post regarding PLF’s brief in Magner v. Gallagher.  The gist of the comments is the same: What St. Paul is doing here is outrageous!  How can PLF say it’s in favor of property rights and defend … Continue reading