March 14, 2014
CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is featured in the cover story of the March 2014 issue of the ABA Journal, “Has ‘Stop and Frisk’ Been Stopped?” The ABA Journal is the national membership magazine of the American Bar Association.
Moore is one of two lead counsel, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights, in Floyd v. City of New York, a class action lawsuit challenging the racial profiling practices of the New York City Police Department, which resulted in a historic ruling in August finding that the NYPD had engaged in millions of unconstitutional stops of minority youth based on race, in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in January that the City would accept the court’s ruling and adopt court-supervised reforms.
Professor Moore is co-teaching a course this spring on Constitutional Litigation under Section 1983 of federal civil rights laws. He is also counsel to the group of young men who have become known as the Central Park Five in a civil rights case, following the exoneration of their convictions for the rape of a jogger in Central Park.