Associate professor of law at the University of Wisconsin College of Law
FROM Lisa Alexander
Supreme Court Rules on Fair Housing 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?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?