The Law: Opening Roads for Open Housing

STATE COURTS

Neither the Supreme Court nor the U.S. Congress has yet been willing to make open housing the law of the land. But a few state legislatures have not been so reluctant to move, and state courts are prepared to back them up. Both Chicago's and New York State's open-housing laws have now passed significant tests in their respective state courts. More important, the Illinois and New York courts allowed their states the power to punish real estate brokers for discriminatory actions. In Chicago, the appeal of a local association of real...

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