• Mar 11, 2016

Coalition files amicus brief in First Circuit in employment discrimination case

On March 11, 2016, the Houston Institute joined the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Equal Justice Society, Justice at Work, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellants in Jones v. City of Boston in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, providing the court with important historical context regarding the development of the law governing disparate impact and its importance to addressing systemic discrimination in professions, like law enforcement, with deeply-embedded cultures of exclusion that would otherwise be practically impossible to remedy. The brief was drafted by Professor Michael L. Foreman, the Director of the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.

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