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The Supreme Court Is Set to Decide the Future of Fair Housing

The court will soon settle a question about housing discrimination that has been with us since the ‘68 riots and white flight.
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The Supreme Court of the United States always saves the best for last. As its term winds down this month, the court will announce opinions in cases that will set the future of healthcare and even marriage. There are several hot cases before the court, but these two decisions (King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodges, respectively) are the most eagerly anticipated of them all.

One more case may shape life in America just as profoundly. The Supreme Court’s opinion in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, could settle who gets to live in which neighborhoods, and moreover, who does not.