Supreme Court Rules on Fair Housing

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Today’s Supreme Court decisions brought a second surprise, in a case related to low-income housing and race. By a 5-4 margin, the justices upheld a lower court ruling that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs had violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968. A fair housing group had sued this Texas Department, claiming they were allocating federal tax credits to build low-income housing -- except in white neighborhoods. What are the implications going forward?

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Guest:
Lisa Alexander - Associate professor of law at the University of Wisconsin College of Law

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath