According to ProPublica, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may soon take up the issue of disparate impact. The court’s decision will have a profound effect on many major fair housing cases.
As the new proposed rule states, HUD “has long interpreted the Act to prohibit practices with an unjustified discriminatory effect, regardless of whether there was an intent to discriminate. The eleven federal courts of appeals that have ruled on this issue agree with this interpretation.”
Stay tuned, and read the full ProPublica article here.