How Ruth Bader Ginsburg advanced fair housing

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, is being remembered as a champion for civil rights, including fair housing.

5pointz graffiti case could be heard by highest court in the land

G&M Realty is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that awarded $6.7 million to artists whose work at the 5pointz graffiti Mecca was destroyed.

Zillow now displays local LGBT legal protections on all home listings

On Monday, Zillow launched “LGBT Local Legal Protections,” a resource that shows whether listings are located in communities that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ protections could set precedent for housing

The Fair Housing Act currently doesn’t list gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes, but a recent ruling by the Supreme Court could have a major impact on the fight for housing equality for LGBTQ individuals.

Supreme Court weighs LGBT workplace discrimination

Three cases could impact the real estate industry by whittling away LGBT Americans’ financial stability.

Supreme Court rules landowners can take claims to federal court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that landowners can bring claims for compensation over government-taken land directly to federal court, bypassing local governments. 

Zillow copyright fight could be headed to US Supreme Court

VHT Studios asked the Supreme Court to take up the case Thursday. The request marks the latest move in a suit that began when VHT said Zillow was illegally using tens of thousands of its photos.

Marriage Equality and Its Impact on Real Estate

It has been a bit more than two years since Jim Obergefell, a former Coldwell Banker West Shell agent in Cincinnati who has since moved to Washington, D.C., won his landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, that made marriage equality the law of the land. Those of us in the National Association of Gay […]

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San Jose developers on hook for affordable housing requirements

If local governments strongarm developers into paying for housing viewed as a public need, will that have unintended consequences for the local market? That’s the concern of many real estate agents in San Jose …

Could the Supreme Court put an end to open house signs?

Open house signs dot the sidewalks on a weekend morning — it’s a sight of familiarity for our clients and our businesses. Based on a recent legal ruling, those signs might disappear in short order. That’s unless Realtor associations nationwide step up…