Skip to comments.St. Paul housing dispute raised in fight over labor secretary
Posted on 04/16/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
A group of congressional Republican lawmakers say the way President Barack Obama's labor secretary nominee handled three housing discrimination lawsuits against the city of St. Paul should be enough to block his confirmation.
The central case, Magner v. Gallagher, involved St. Paul landlords who claimed that the city overreached with its strict housing inspections, which had the serious consequence of reducing the amount of affordable housing available to racial minorities.
St. Paul officials, congressional Democrats and the Justice Department are dismissing the GOP's latest claims as politics as usual, but a 63-page report issued Sunday is certain to amplify discussions for Republicans seeking to challenge Thomas Perez.
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