Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Liza writes:

I just read the blog concerning the Calif. housing discrimination case. Do you mean to tell me that California doesn't allow a white woman to discriminate against a black man in her choice of roommate? You've got to be kidding! What kind of a roommate are we talking about?

In that case, as I understand it, it is legal to discriminate, but it is not legal to tell anyone you are doing that. Yes, its wacky. Someone should challenge it. It is hard to imagine the Supreme Court upholding a penalty for expressing an opinion in favor of lawful behavior in a private conversation.

Update: Here is the decision, thanks to Volokh.

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