Law360: Federal Judge Axes Suit Over NY Courts Reopening Plan

The Bronx DefendersBrooklyn Defender Services, Legal Aid Society, New York County Defender Services, Neighborhood Service of Harlem and Queens Defenders had argued the courts’ decision was “rushed” and has led to “chaotic” implementation of policies that violate federal civil rights protections including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

While Judge Carter denied the groups’ initial bid for a temporary restraining order earlier this month, he immediately directed the state court administrators to explain why he shouldn’t issue a preliminary injunction to stall the reopening of New York City’s courts pending the outcome of the case.

The public defenders put out a statement Tuesday saying they are “enormously disappointed” with the court’s decision.”

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