racial discrimination

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A set of procedures designed to eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future.  Applicants may be seeking admission to an educational...

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Domino's Pizza, Inc. ("Domino's") entered into four contracts with JWM Investments, Inc. ("JWM") under which JWM was to build restaurants and lease them to Domino's. Respondent John McDonald, an African-American, was the sole officer, director, and...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Oral argument: Dec. 6, 2005

JWM Investments, Inc., a company wholly owned by Respondent John McDonald, entered into a contract...

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This case concerns the proper interpretation of Section 804(a) of the Fair Housing Act (“FHA” or “Act”). Respondents Thomas J. Gallagher, and other owners and former owners of rental properties in St. Paul, Minnesota (...

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Oral argument: Feb. 29, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Sept. 1, 2010)

CIVIL RIGHTS, FAIR HOUSING ACT, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, DISPARATE IMPACT

Thomas J. Gallagher, together with other owners and...

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In August 1996, Allen Snyder, an African-American capital defendant, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death by an all-white jury in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Brief of Petitioner at 2, 16. The jury found...

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Oral argument: December 4, 2007

Appealed from: Supreme Court of Louisiana (September 6, 2006)

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, JURY SELECTION, DEATH PENALTY,...
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The state action requirement refers to the requirement that in order for a plaintiff to have standing to sue over a law being violated, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the government (local, state, or federal), was responsible for...