Please pack the court on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 am for oral arguments in our stop and frisk class action, Floyd v. City of New York.
Earlier this month, community groups, labor organizations, and other allies flooded the steps of City Hall to declare before the Second Circuit Court that the remedial process needs to move forward. Read excerpts from the declarations(PDF).
On October 29th, CCR attorneys will argue against the City's motion for a stay. We will demonstrate why the remedial process must continue as ordered, rather than waiting months (or longer) for resolution of the City's appeal.
Pack the Court on Tuesday, October 29th!
What: Oral arguments in Floyd v. the City of New York
When: Tuesday, October 29 from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Second Circuit Courthouse, 40 Foley Sq., Courtroom 1705 (check this page for updates and possible room changes)
Please allow time for passing through security (30-45 minutes is suggested). Electronic devices and phones will need to be checked at the Courthouse. You may need to provide ID.
Floyd was brought, along with co-counsel Beldock, Levine & Hoffman, LLP and Covington & Burling, LLP, on behalf of the millions of New Yorkers illegally stopped and frisked by the NYPD over the past eight years. Floyd was the first – and largest – federal class action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. In August, District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ordered a sweeping reform process after she found that the NYPD has engaged in a widespread practice of unconstitutional and racially discriminatory stops and frisks. Later that month, the Mayor and the City appealed her decision and filed a motion to stay the reform process, which Judge Scheindlin rejected. Now the Mayor and the City have filed a motion for a stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.