Picking Up the Pieces after Alexander v. Sandoval: Resurrecting a Private Cause of Action for Disparate Impact

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Derek W. Black

University of South Carolina - School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The Supreme Court in Alexander v. Sandoval limited plaintiffs' ability to challenge racially inequality and discrimination through lawsuits. The Court held that plaintiffs could no longer bring private causes of action for racially disparate impact under federal regulations. This article analyzes that holding and its detrimental impact on minority communities. The article proposes alternative theories under which plaintiffs' can continue to bring their claims and minimize the impact of the Court's holding.

Suggested Citation

Black, Derek W., Picking Up the Pieces after Alexander v. Sandoval: Resurrecting a Private Cause of Action for Disparate Impact (2002). North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 356, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2519668

Derek W. Black (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina - School of Law ( email )

Main & Greene Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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