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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Magner v. Gallagher

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1032 8th Cir. Not Argued Feb 14, 2012 N/A N/A OT 2011
 
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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issue: (1) Whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and, if so (2) what test should be used to analyze them.

Plain English Issue: (1) Whether a lawsuit can be brought for a violation of the Fair Housing Act based on a practice that is not discriminatory on its own, but has a discriminatory effect; and, if so, (2) how should courts determine whether a practice has a discriminatory effect and violates the Act?

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Judgment: Dismissed - Rule 14 on February 14, 2012.

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