From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:06 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Tomorrow! Oral Arguments in RNC 04 Civil Cases -Thurs. May 31 3:30pm 500 Pearl
Interested persons are invited to attend oral arguments in the civil rights cases arising from the protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Attorneys arguing for the plaintiffs include Guild members Jonathan Moore and Michael Spiegel and NYCLU’s Chris Dunn.
Interested persons are invited to attend oral arguments in the civil rights cases arising from the protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Motions for summary judgment in the cases have been consolidated, and will be heard Thursday, May 31st at 3:30pm before
Judge Richard Sullivan of federal district court in Courtroom 21-C of the federal courthouse in Manhattan. Read about one of the cases, Schiller, here:
Another of the cases, MacNamara v. City of New York, was granted class action status, and is reported at 275 F.R.D. 125 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).
The argument features a discussion of the City’s claims that there is a concept known as “group probable cause” which lets them escape liability for a mass arrest without any individualized cause or reason for a particular person’s arrest. It also features a discussion of the “no summons” policy
the City adopted during the RNC which led to hundreds of people being warehoused at the infamous Pier 57 for arrests on minor charges.
Oral argument on Summary Judgment Motions in RNC cases
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:30 pm
500 Pearl Street (just off Foley Square)
New York, NY
New York City Chapter
National Lawyers Guild
113 University Place, 8th fl.
New York, NY 10003
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