I’m not making this up. As further proof that lawyers deserve their bad reputation, and the U.S. has become “bizarro world,” I give you Arlington County, Virginia vs. the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges that the government defendants did not conduct a proper environmental analysis and that “their actions also constituted civil rights violations as they discriminated against minority and low income communities.”
A lawsuit filed by Arlington County last month claims the lanes benefit wealthy white people and discriminates against minorities. While the only rule to get in the HOV lanes on Interstate 395 is you must have three people in the car, Arlington claims adding HOT lanes would cut out poor and minorities by defacto.