ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access–Documented

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According to OCA spokesperson Lucian Chalfen, Pelham Court is not subject to the new directive as it is a Town and Village court and not a part of the Unified Court System. “Only New York State courts that are secured by Unified Court System court officers are subject to our directive,” he said. According to the Town of Pelham’s website, court security is overseen by the Town Constables, who did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication.

There are close to 1,300 Town and Village courts in New York State that see roughly 2 million cases per year. These courts handle the prosecution of misdemeanors and violations committed within a town’s boundaries, as well as some preliminary hearings in felony cases and vehicle and traffic law misdemeanors.

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Chalking tires constitutes unreasonable search, 6th Circuit rules–ABA Journal

BY AMANDA ROBERT

 
 
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Parking enforcement officers in Saginaw, Michigan, who use chalk to mark the tires of cars to track how long they have been parked are violating the constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati held that the practice of chalking violated plaintiff Alison Taylor’s right under the Fourth Amendment to be free from unreasonable searches. The Washington Post, the Associated Press and NBC News have coverage.

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