The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil ...[read more]
02/07/2014: NYC police unions pursued stop and frisk appeal.
01/31/2014: New York mayor dropped appeal to stop and frisk reform.
11/22/2013: Federal appeals court upheld stop and frisk ruling.
10/31/2013: Federal appeals court blocked NYPD stop and frisk changes.
09/17/2013: Federal judge ...[read more]
Stop, Question and Frisk is a proactive policing program, in which police officers use personal discretion in detaining individuals based on suspicion of felonious behavior. Recent claims of prejudice raised against the New York City Police Department are rooted in substantive law passed during ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld a regulation by the New York City Board of Education banning religious groups from holding worship services in school buildings. The ruling reverses a district court's 2012 decision that the ban violated the Free Exercise and ...[read more]
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama Bin-Laden, went on trial Monday in New York for his role in the 9/11 attacks. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York instructed Abu Ghaith to face prospective jurors, in order to determine whether any of the ...[read more]
On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in response to de Blasio's recent ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Edwar Estrada, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the third article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Estrada explores the implications of New York City's stop and frisk practices ...[read more]
A judge for the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently enjoined enforcement of amendments to a New York state regulation prohibiting the sale or provision of "sugary" beverages in large cups or containers by food service establishments. In October groups representing restaurants, beverage ...[read more]
On August 6, 2010, suspected terrorist Adis Medunjanin pleaded not guilty in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) to charges of participating in a plot to detonate a bomb inside the New York City subway. Medunjanin had previously pleaded not guilty to charges that he ...[read more]