The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to narrow the scope of the Fair Housing Act, one of the nation’s most important civil rights laws.

In the 5-4 vote, the “court acknowledges the Fair Housing Act’s continuing role in moving the nation toward a more integrated society,” the court wrote. The ruling said a housing discrimination case can be based on disparate impact on minorities based on the federal fair housing law. Read more about it on this link: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/do-not-pub-supreme-court-narrows-preserves-protections-fair-housing-n375531