PRRAC in the Courts
Most of PRRAC’s advocacy is at the federal and state executive branch level – working to implement civil rights mandates in housing, education, and environmental justice. We have also been occasionally involved in litigation, as amici curiae in a number of key Supreme Court and appellate cases, sometimes convening or working with expert witnesses, and on one occasion participating as a plaintiff (as part of the coalition that brought a challenge to Maryland’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program). More recently, in response to the unlawful suspension of important civil rights rules that PRRAC worked so hard to secure during the Obama administration, we have joined as co-counsel in two direct litigation challenges to HUD’s authority, Open Communities Alliance et al v. Carson and National Fair Housing Alliance et al v. Carson (see below).
By Ellen McGirt, Fortune [...] The Thompson summary is an easy read and offers a helpful primer on how housing segregation created two separate and profoundly unequal Baltimores. And this analysis from the Poverty and Race Research Action Council helps put Thompson into a broader context of similar lawsuits around the country. … [Read more...] about Trump Comes for Baltimore, Baltimore Claps Back: raceAhead (Fortune)
By the SPLC [...] The SPLC, Children’s Defense Fund, Dēmos, Economic Policy Institute, National Association of Social Workers, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Poverty & Race Research Action Council and 9to5, National Association of Working Women, jointly signed onto the brief. … [Read more...] about SPLC Urges Supreme Court to Preserve Workplace Protections for LGBTQ People (Southern Poverty Law Center)