Bloomberg Sues To Stop City Council's Anti-Profiling Law

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday delivered on his threat to use the courts to attack a "stop-and-frisk"-inspired anti-racial profiling law that survived his veto, arguing in a new lawsuit that the ordinance is preempted by New York State Criminal Procedure Law.

The city council in June passed the law creating a right to sue over “bias based” profiling, which could include racial or ethnic profiling as well as profiling based on someone’s homelessness, gender or disability, among other things, only to see Bloomberg...
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