Groups to sue Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule

Ben Carson, HUD Secretary

A group of advocacy organizations plans to sue Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation.

Posted: May 7, 2018 9:01 PM

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Groups to sue Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of advocacy organizations plans to sue Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation.

In the lawsuit expected to be filed Tuesday, advocacy groups argue that Carson unlawfully suspended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act when he abruptly announced earlier this year that cities and counties receiving federal funds won't be required to analyze housing data and submit to HUD plans to address segregation until after 2020.

One of the attorneys involved says suspending the rule without going through the rulemaking process, which includes a public comment period, is akin to "pulling out the rug." The lawsuit asks that the rule be immediately reinstated.

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5/7/2018 8:39:48 PM (GMT -5:00)

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