New York Civil Liberties Union
Civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court in Manhattan Tuesday to again strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a law used by the government to justify the collection and storage of Americans’ phone records.
The group made maps public pinpointing 149 locations in the five boroughs where E-ZPass is used for traffic management.
State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett said the parties who brought the suit didn’t make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes.
A police officer who said he was punished for complaining about arrest quotas got his lawsuit reinstated Thursday after an appeals court said his criticisms were covered by free speech protections.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.
The New York Civil Liberties Union was set to go to court Thursday, as the group demanded the release of the grand jury transcript from the Eric Garner case.
Calls for more transparency have sounded in Congress, statehouses and editorial pages, mixed with notes of caution about forswearing secrecy that can safeguard witnesses and the accused.
The NYCLU wants the evidence made public in the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo and plans to fight for it in court on Friday.
The NYCLU talked to students about their rights and how to handle situations if they feel their rights are being violated.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the poor of New York State, and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.
A freelance videographer has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department, after he was arrested an arrest following an order by a police sergeant to stop taping the arrest of a suspect.
The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event at the school.
New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
Undocumented immigrants and their supporters are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for creating city identification cards this year.