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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, September 6, 2013

"New York City mayor files suit over new stop-and-frisk legislation"

From Jurist:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg [official website] filed suit [complaint, PDF] on Tuesday against the New York City Council [official website] in an effort to overturn recently-enacted legislation relating to the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website] stop-and-frisk program [text]. The legislation at issue, Local Law 71 of 2013, is a bill that expands the definition of racial profiling and gives New Yorkers who believe they were targeted the right to sue [Reuters report] police in state court. In the complaint, the mayor's office claims that Local Law 71 is preempted by the state's criminal code. The City Council passed the bill last month [AP report], overriding Bloomberg's veto.

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