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H.R. 9219: To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to clarify that disparate impacts on certain populations constitute a sufficient basis for rights of action under such Act, and for other purposes.

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The civil rights bill was introduced by Rashia Tlaib, one of the members of “The Squad.”


If a person or group sues in court claiming that their civil rights were violated, what should be the legal standard? The two main strains of thought are “discriminatory intent” and “discriminatory impact.”

The former is generally associated with Republican politicians and conservative judges. It requires proof that a law or policy was deliberately crafted to result in disparate outcomes for disparate groups, such as for a certain race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, or religion in order for a suit to be valid.

In contrast, the “discriminatory impact” threshold is generally associated with Democratic politicians and progressive judges. This threshold would be met in a civil rights lawsuit if a law …

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Oct 21, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Oct 21, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 21, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Rashida Tlaib

Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district



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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)



Oct 21, 2022

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H.R. 9219 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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