Aug 14

Terry stops gone wrong? New York’s stop-and-frisk decision



Posted 8 months, 8 days ago.

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Judge Shira A. Sheindlin don’t agree on the city’s former policy about searching people on the street in a “Terry stop.” Here’s an explanation of what a Terry Stop is, and a look at Sheindlin’s decision against the city, which Bloomberg says he will appeal.



Aug 13

Daily Update: A watershed day for sentencing, rules for the Supreme Court?



Posted 8 months, 9 days ago.

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There’s more analysis of Monday’s court ruling on New York’s stop-and-frisk policy; a look at proposed conduct rules for the Supreme Court; and the strangest moment in politician Anthony Weiner’s campaign.



Aug 12

Judge explains why New York’s stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional



Posted 8 months, 10 days ago.

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U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled on Monday that the New York City police department has violated the Constitution in how it implements a stop-and-frisk policy that targets certain groups of citizens.



Aug 12

Daily Update: Holder wants drug sentence changes, NYC loses stop-and-frisk ruling



Posted 8 months, 10 days ago.

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Attorney General Eric Holder wants to change how some nonviolent drug offenders are sentenced in federal cases; the city of New York has lost a key ruling about its stop-and-frisk policy.



Aug 9

Daily Update: Obama faces the press, new survey data on Hispanic voters



Posted 8 months, 13 days ago.

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President Obama meets the press before his vacation as his administration agrees with Republicans about prayers at public meetings.