More Supreme Court Decisions

It’s also important to note that there were several more important Supreme Court decisions to come out this week. The court also found, in a 6-3 decision that the federal health insurance exchanges are a valid part of the ACA (aka Obamacare). Some people had sued saying that the law, if properly interpreted, meant that the federal exchanges shouldn’t exist. The court also rejected a challenge to the validity of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, but also limited their use somewhat. Disparate impact claims are claims that some rule or policy can cause de facto inequality or discrimination even without being explicitly discriminatory. The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 to prevent housing discrimination against various protected classes.