ECBAWM Files US Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of Former HUD Secretary Henry G. Cisneros and Others in Fair Housing Case
- January 30, 2012
ECBAWM represented former HUD Secretary Henry G. Cisneros and ten other former HUD officials in an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in Magner et al. v. Gallagher et al. The brief discusses HUD’s long-standing and consistent recognition of a disparate impact theory of liability in administering and enforcing the Fair Housing Act, and argues that the Court should defer to HUD’s reasonable interpretation of the FHA. ECBAWM’s Diane L. Houk and Eisha Jain authored the brief.