Commentary

Westchester Case
The most recent report from Jim Johnson, the Monitor in the Westchester case, purported to address the disparate impact of the zoning practices of Westchester’s towns and villages. The report, unfortunately, was a travesty. It does great harm to the struggle for civil rights. More
Westchester Case
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), and the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) recently sent a letter to Jim Johnson, the Monitor in the Westchester case, explaining serious concerns these groups have both with the scope of Westchester's violations of the consent decree and with the failure to respond to that failure adequately. The letter challenged the rosy view of enforcement efforts peddled to the Court by the U.S. Attorney and also criticized the Monitor’s intended method to assess the disparate impact caused by restrictive zoning in Westchester’s towns and villages. More
Westchester Case
As usual, the important thing is to recognize what isn't being said or done. More
Westchester Case
Read some of the positions that the County took during the litigation. More

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