Latest New York Civil Liberties Union Stories

2010-06-22 13:45:00

New York Governor David Paterson has proposed doubling the states's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first state to collect and use evidence to help solve crimes and exonerate people that have been wrongly convicted.

2009-07-17 13:59:00

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today found that the U.S. government had not adequately justified its denial of a visa to a Swiss professor and leading scholar of the Muslim world.

2006-08-11 15:05:00

Random bag searches by New York police at subway stations are constitutional and an effective means of combating terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

2006-01-31 18:52:31

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suspects arrested in New York City are often forced to wait too long for a court hearing that informs them of the charges against them, a problem that hits minorities especially hard, a rights group said on Tuesday.

2006-01-10 17:50:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - An award-winning Indian documentary-maker sued New York City on Tuesday because police ordered him to stop filming in public in 2005 and held him for four hours, apparently suspecting he was plotting an attack.

2005-12-02 18:36:04

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that police had a constitutional right to randomly search passengers' bags on the New York City subway to deter terrorist attacks. U.S.

2005-11-14 18:36:59

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police in New York beefed up security in the city's subways on Monday by using bomb-detection devices to search passengers' bags on top of the random searches of backpacks and packages already underway.

2005-10-31 16:53:45

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An attack on New York's subway system would not be deterred by random searches of riders' bags at subway stations, lawyers for the New York Civil Liberties Union argued in court on Monday.

2005-09-22 15:31:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Civil Liberties Union launched a campaign on Thursday to help high school students remove their names from lists given to the U.S. military in an effort aimed at ending what the group called aggressive and abusive tactics to recruit for the Iraq war.

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