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ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in Housing Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON - In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the 1968 Fair Housing Act continues to protect victims of discrimination, even where they cannot prove intent to discriminate.

The ACLU filed an amicus brief in this case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project.

Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program, said:

"This ruling recognizes the stark reality that housing discrimination, regardless of intent, persists for many Americans. This decision retains the essential protections of the Fair Housing Act, meaning the law will continue to serve as an important tool in rooting out pernicious forms of racial segregation and discrimination."

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