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  • CitiesSpeak

The Supreme Court recently held 5-3 that local governments have “standing” to bring Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuits against banks alleging discriminatory lending practices.

The glass is more than half full after…

photo - Supreme Court: Cities Can Proceed With Claims Against Banks for Discriminatory Lending
photo - Supreme Court: Cities Can Proceed With Claims Against Banks for Discriminatory Lending
  • CitiesSpeak

The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling in Hively v. Ivy Tech provides a wider interpretation of nondiscrimination law.

The Seventh Circuit Court has become the first federal circuit court of appeals to…

photo - Seventh Circuit Holds Employees May Bring Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Claims
photo - Seventh Circuit Holds Employees May Bring Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Claims
  • CitiesSpeak

The case revolves around the interpretation of a federal regulation that bans discrimination “on the basis of sex” in schools that receive federal money. The legal question is whether it can also ban discrimination based…

photo - Supreme Court Will Not Decide Transgender Bathroom Case
photo - Supreme Court Will Not Decide Transgender Bathroom Case
  • Research Report

A young person’s involvement in the juvenile justice system often begins with an encounter with law
enforcement and his or her arrest as a result of that encounter. Many youth who are arrested for low-level
offenses such as skipping…

  • Research Report

The YEF Institute recommends that cities adopt a framework for juvenile justice reform that draws upon current research into adolescent development. The research confirms the common sense notion that adolescents are especially prone to risky…

  • Research Report

City leaders can increase public safety and improve outcomes for young residents by changing how their cities respond to young people implicated in delinquent acts or accused of crimes. When city policies end up channeling large numbers of youth…

  • CitiesSpeak

A new online resource with concrete strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models is available to city officials looking for positive results from their municipality's juvenile justice system programs.

photo - Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
photo - Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • CitiesSpeak

The case revolves around the interpretation of a federal regulation that bans discrimination “on the basis of sex” in schools that receive federal money. The legal question is whether it can also ban discrimination based…

photo - What's Next for the Supreme Court's Transgender Bathroom Case?
photo - What's Next for the Supreme Court's Transgender Bathroom Case?
  • CitiesSpeak

The Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 docket is now set – and a number of cases will directly impact local governments.

This article covers cases of interest to local governments which the Court accepted after September…

photo - Supreme Court Midterm Review for Local Governments 2017
photo - Supreme Court Midterm Review for Local Governments 2017
  • News Announcement

What if a police officer arrests someone because the officer doesn’t believe the person is telling the truth and there is evidence the officer is right?

In District of Columbia v. Wesby, the Supreme Court will…