The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and co-counsel Paul Hughes of Mayer Brown LLP and the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic have filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Court has abruptly doubled back on itself to tell the people of New York that if they participate in a police-escorted march, they can be subject to a shocking corralling and mass arrest by the NYPD without any notice.
It is impossible to overstate the importance and impact on fundamental free speech rights of the Brooklyn Bridge mass arrest lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of the more than 700 people who were illegally arrested during a peaceful march on October 1, 2011.
In a major victory for free speech rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling today denying the City of New York’s effort to dismiss the lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s mass false arrest of 700 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge in October 2011.
The PCJF has filed a major brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in this matter. The brief is in opposition to the efforts by the NYPD to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff's ruling in favor of the protestors in this case.
Attorneys from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed an amended complaint in the class action lawsuit brought to vindicate the rights of more than 700 demonstrators detained in one of the largest mass arrests in recent history, on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011.