Law360: NY Courts Urge Federal Judge To Stay Out Of Reopening Plan

The Bronx DefendersBrooklyn Defender Services, Legal Aid Society, New York County Defender Services, Neighborhood Service of Harlem, and Queens Defenders say the state 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 public defenders’ initial bid for a temporary restraining order last week, 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 state courts pending the outcome of the case.”

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