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.
Derek W. Black, Picking Up the Pieces After Alexander v. Sandoval? Resurrecting a Private Cause of Action for Disparate Impact, 81 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 356 (2002),