Published On: Thu, Dec 25th, 2014

Schneiderman, the Attorney General Who Never Sleeps, Attacks Housing Discrimination

Eric Schneiderman editorial board

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the AG who never sleeps. Or one wonders when he can. He just keeps sockin’ it to ’em. Many of his efforts have been solo crusades, such as raising ire about insider trading, unfair wages as New York fast food restaurants, cyber startups’ cavalier attitude towards regulation, Barclays and its misleading clients about dark pools and complaints about discrimination at Macy’s and other retailers.

Now Schneiderman wants to see that the Fair Housing Act is being applied properly, and he’s not alone on this one. A total of 16 other attorneys general want to ensure that there is a bona fide end to housing discrimination, as reported by the Real Deal. They will appear in an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to address “disparate impact” claims that affect minorities.

Schneiderman said, Despite the progress we have made in the last several decades, we continue to see significant racial segregation in housing today. For that reason, we need to use every tool in our arsenal to achieve the goals of integration and equal opportunity for all.”

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