Muslims' Suit Over NYPD Spying Gets The Boot

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 2:00 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday threw out a suit brought by Muslims who claimed the New York City Police Department's surveillance violated their rights, ruling they hadn't alleged any injury.

The suit claimed a spying program commenced by the NYPD after the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks had caused the plaintiffs "a series of spiritual, stigmatic and pecuniary" damages. The plaintiffs alleged that the motivation for the surveillance was solely animus against Muslims, which, if true, could mean the city violated the plaintiffs' First...
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