The Supreme Court Seems Poised to Curb Bias Lawsuits—Again

High court justices will consider whether alleged discrimination victims have to prove that defendants acted intentionally
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Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has steadily limited the reach of civil rights laws, making it more difficult for blacks and others to sue for discrimination. Today the high court will hear oral arguments in a closely watched housing bias case, and the smart money says the five-justice conservative majority will put an additional obstacle between minority plaintiffs and the courthouse door. Here's what you need to know:

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