March 18, 2013
Professor Jonathan Moore is one of three lead counsel, along with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Taylor Hoffman of Covington and Burling, in a historic class action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York. The civil rights trial which begins March 18 in federal court in Manhattan, challenges the New York City Police Department’s ”Stop-Question-and-Frisk” program of suspicionless stops and searches. Class plaintiffs contend the program targets minority youth and violates the Constitution. In 2011, 685,724 people were stopped under the program, and 533,042 were stopped in 2012. The portion of the trial addressing proposed remedies has been consolidated with Ligon v. City of New York, decided earlier this year, where plaintiffs are represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, Latino Justice and others.