I put this in LU & Z because I think it's most closely related to land use policies and actions.
Let's say your community undertakes an imprudent development/zoning action. Either an exclusionary zoning/re-zoning action, or a discriminatory action against one group because of the nature or character or that group, something... anything. And that act runs afoul of the US Department of Justice, and you're informed that the DOJ is investigating this action.
I know this is a very broad question, but what's the consequence, or potential consequence, of that investigation? If you are found to have violated the Civil Rights Act, or committed some other unjust activity, what will the result be to your town?
Sanctions? Fine? Other penalty? Reverse & remand? Loss of local authority?
I've never been a party to such an action, but I've read about them happening. Does anyone here have any knowledge of what goes on in such a situation?