May 19, 2014
Professor Franklin Siegel traced the fifteen year long legal challenge to the unconstitutional racial profiling practices of the New York City Police Department in a Journal article distributed at a tribute to the Floyd v. City of New York legal team. The tribute was presented by the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild on May 9, 2014 at historic Riverside Church in Morningside Heights.
Read the Journal article and a second article on Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore here
Professors Moore and Siegel co-taught a course on Section 1983 civil rights litigation during the Spring 2014 semester. Professor Moore was one of two lead counsel in the Floyd case, and represents the Central Park Five.
Professor Siegel is a Distinguished Lecturer and is one of four Class counsel in the longstanding Handschu case. The court’s decree in Handschu prohibits NYPD surveillance of people engaged in lawful First Amendment political activity in New York City.