Tag: Supreme Court

Archived: Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that individuals affected by discriminatory housing practices can still seek remedies even if they cannot prove the discrimination was intentional. In a sharply divided and surprising 5-4 ruling, the court upheld the notion that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 allows those affected to…

Archived: Even Lawyers Are Beginning to 'Get It'

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock As high profile anti-discrimination cases dominate the media, the legal industry is showing that lawyers can indeed make moral choices beyond the need for representing paying clients. Big law firms are drawing the line in the sand on the issue of same-gender marriage and…

Archived: Alabama Courts Continue Same-Gender Marriage Fight

The Alabama Supreme Court, in particular Chief Justice Roy Moore, continues to fight the legalization of same-gender marriage, and it’s leading some to compare Moore and current Governor Robert Bentley to segregationist Governor George Wallace. On Tuesday, the Alabama Supreme Court once again ignored orders from the U.S. Supreme Court…