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One of the most significant cases scheduled to go before the U.S. Supreme Court this term threatened to obliterate the standard for alleging racial discrimination in housing. But as many expected, the parties have announced a tentative settlement, which would avert for the second time a potential adverse ruling by the conservative Roberts Court.
By this time next year, fair housing law could be neutered, unions could be hobbled, billionaires could be free to spend millions to put their favorite candidates in office, and the right to choose an abortion could be meaningless.