November 21, 2013
Tulane Law Professor Stacy Seicshnaydre writes on the National Constitution Center's Constitution Daily Blog about the future of disparate impact as a theory for challenging alleged housing discrimination.
Seicshnaydre, director of Tulane's Civil Litigation Clinic, says disparate impact -- which focuses on the impact of housing policy rather than intent to discriminate -- remains an important tool in fighting the kind of segregation that the Fair Housing Act was enacted to combat.
The U.S. Supreme Court was poised to hear oral arguments in two cases that could have done away with disparate impact as a method of proof in fair housing suits, but both cases recently settled.
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