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An Important Step Towards Holding Wall Street Accountable

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 12:30 PM

In a historic ruling, today a judge gave us the green light to move forward with a case alleging that Morgan Stanley discriminated against black homeowners in the Detroit area in violation of the Fair Housing Act ("FHA").

"Morgan Stanley--as a loan purchaser and mortgage securitizer--falls within the scope of...

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Holding Wall Street Accountable: ACLU Sues Morgan Stanley for Discriminatory Practices

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 3:02 PM

The economic crisis of 2008, which was devastating for the nation's economy as a whole, was nothing short of disastrous for communities of color. Much of the decades of progress toward full inclusion in the American dream, which was ushered in by the landmark civil rights laws of the 1960s...

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The Economic Crisis Isn't Colorblind

(21) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 9:00 AM

As the presidential election season heats up, the candidates will clash over how the country should climb back from the 2008 economic slump. But often lost in that debate is recognition of the especially harsh impact the economic downturn has had on communities of color. All communities have been touched...

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DOJ's War on Competence

(28) Comments | Posted April 2, 2007 | 3:05 PM

With the plot to unload disfavored U.S. Attorneys largely exposed, Alberto Gonzales' grip on his job seems increasingly tenuous. But a parallel story of troubled governance at the Justice Department illustrates even deeper institutional damage: Gonzales and his predecessor, John Ashcroft, have populated key components of DOJ with partisan operatives,...

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