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Legal News
14 Jan 2016
by Miracle Jones

The Ontario Superior Court [official website] on Thursday ruled that police orders requiring telecommunications companies to hand over cellphone user data breached the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms [text, PDF]. The orders, labeled "tower dumps," demanded [Globe and Mail report] that Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. [corporate … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

The New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website] came to a settlement agreement [text] on Thursday in two civil rights lawsuits accusing the NYPD of wrongfully monitoring Muslims after the 9/11 attacks. In October the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] revived [JURIST report] the civil … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Three former detainees filed a lawsuit [complaint] Monday against the City of Chicago [official website] and a number of Chicago police officers for alleged abuse at an "off the books" detention center. The lawsuit alleges abuses at the Homan Center including: being denied food, water and access to a … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Tuesday revived [opinion, PDF] a civil rights lawsuit filed by a coalition of Muslim groups that accuses the New York City Police Department (NYPD) [official website] of conducting unjustified surveillance on Muslims in New Jersey. The appeals … [read more]


Legal News
27 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] to broaden police authority to search vehicles without a warrant based on probable cause. The ruling, which was decided 5-2, was praised by the state attorney general and others as good for effective law enforcement, but others … [read more]


Legal News
9 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The Chicago Police Department [official website] has decided to allow independent evaluations of their stop-and-frisk procedures that many have said specifically target African Americans under an agreement [agreement, PDF] with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [official website]. The agreement comes after a March 2015 report [report, PDF] released … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] New York City on Wednesday formally dropped [motion, PDF] the city's appeal of rulings in lawsuits [CCR backgrounder] involving the New York Police Department's (NYPD) [official website] use of stop-and-frisk tactics. Mayor Bill De Blasio's [official website] administration agreed to end the lawsuit against the NYPD after reaching a … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jul 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official websites] have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute [advocacy websites] reported [materials] Monday. The … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] expressed concern [press release] Wednesday over the widespread lack of transparency in governmental digital surveillance practices. The High Commissioner criticized a lack of accountability in both targeted and broad scope surveillance and condemned the practice of states coercing private … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] announced [text] Tuesday that the Department of Justice [official website] will revive a formerly defunct task force to combat domestic terrorism. The task force, called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, was originally formed following the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 [FBI backgrounder] … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website] William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit [AP backgrounder], established in 2003, utilized [NYT report] plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New … [read more]


Features
8 Apr 2014
by Kyle Webster

Whether or not programs like New York's Stop-Question,-and-Frisk (SQF) are within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution is the primary challenge facing such programs. Similar programs, that have faced similar challenges and criticisms, exist in Newark, Philadelphia, and other cities. These challenges, epitomized through the high-profile and ongoing Floyd, et … [read more]


Features
8 Apr 2014
by Neil Devlin

In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional rights, brought a suit against … [read more]


Features
8 Apr 2014
by Michael Roberts

"Stop-question-and-frisk" (SQF), a form of proactive policing where officers detain and search persons suspected of illegal activity, has been used by police departments for decades. SQF searches are intended to maintain a level of officer vigilance targeting low-level criminal offenses in order to prevent greater, primarily firearm-related offenses. The constitutionality … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier of the CUNY School of Law argues that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York's stop-and-frisk law ...During the tumultuous year of 1968, a few days after the funeral of Robert F. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] ruled Friday that the New York Police Department's (NYPD) [official website] surveillance on Muslims is a lawful effort for national security, and does not constitute harm or violation of civil rights. The controversial surveillance … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's [official website] proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's [BBC profile] appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed [AP report] in the US Court of Appeals for … [read more]


Legal News
6 Feb 2014
by Amy Mathieu

[JURIST] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio [official profile] dropped former mayor Michael Bloomberg's [BBC profile] appeal [JURIST report] on Friday to the judge-ordered reform [JURIST report] of New York's stop-and-frisk program. Police Commissioner William Bratton supported [Huffington Post report] de Blasio's decision to drop the appeal. Bratton believes … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [text, PDF] a lower court ruling that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) [official website] stop and frisk program [text] program was carried out in a discriminatory manner. The court refused to throw out … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg [official website] on Saturday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] to vacate the decisions of US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ordered sweeping changes to the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website]stop-and-frisk program [text]. It … [read more]

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