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Letter to the Editor: Moving to End Housing Segregation

July 17, 2015

New York Times

The Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project has also preserved the necessary tools for our robust enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The Times’s stand will strengthen our resolve as we carry this work forward.

SCOTUS rejects effort to weaken Fair Housing Act

June 26, 2015

MSNBC

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday to reject a case that could have significantly weakened the Fair Housing Act (FHA), a landmark civil rights law. The ruling means the law will continue to cover actions in the housing sphere with a discriminatory result—known as disparate impact—not just intentional discrimination.

Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

June 26, 2015

UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling expanding marriage equality to all 50 states […]

Court rules against mortgage relief law firm

June 2, 2015

CONSUMER AFFAIRS

The Great Recession was a time of record foreclosures and foreclosure scams targeting those in need of assistance.  Though the rates of these instances have declined, they still persist.  Since 2010, more than 40,000 homeowners have complained they were scammed through promises of foreclosure relief. The Lawyers’ Committee […]

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