Capitol Update

Candidates Multiplying as Is the Rhetoric

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And then there were … 17? The GOP field for President of the United States continues to expand and thank goodness! I had been wondering why a one-term, purple-state governor who last served in public office a decade ago was not yet part of the field. Check that box.

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No Clear Guidance with Supreme Court’s Disparate Impact Decision

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After much anticipation, speculation and contemplation of the potential ruination of the apartment nation … the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finally released its decision on Texas Department of Housing and Community Development v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. For those unfamiliar with the name, this is the case that answers the question of whether the Federal Fair Housing Act supports the concept of disparate impact in housing discrimination cases. In other words, can someone be liable without intent to discriminate. The answer, by a vote of 5 to 4, is yes … with some caveats and provisos.

 

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Hope Looms for Our Political System

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I have a secret. As a tolerant reader of this column, I consider you part of the circle of trust, so I’ll take the leap and share. Here goes…

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Presidential Contenders

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Presidential Contenders Reflect Factions of Their Parties

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Congress’s Great Awakening Benefits Industry

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I know you are as shocked as I am at the behavior of our Congress before they left for their spring break recess.

 

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