Case: Raza v. City of New York

1:13-cv-03448 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Filed Date: June 18, 2013

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 18, 2013, plaintiffs, a group of Muslim residents of New York City, as well as two mosques and a charitable organization called Muslims Giving Back, filed this §1983 suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU, sued the New York City and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) alleging unlawful surveillance that targeted Muslims in violation of the Fourteenth and First Amendments and the New York state constitution. The ca…

On June 18, 2013, plaintiffs, a group of Muslim residents of New York City, as well as two mosques and a charitable organization called Muslims Giving Back, filed this §1983 suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU, sued the New York City and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) alleging unlawful surveillance that targeted Muslims in violation of the Fourteenth and First Amendments and the New York state constitution.

The case was assigned to Judge Pam Chen. Discovery proceeded and led to an opinion by Judge Chen on Nov. 22, 2013. 998 F. Supp. 2d 70. She explained that "Plaintiffs seek a wide range of documents and information relating not only to the NYPD's surveillance and investigation of the plaintiffs, but the NYPD's investigative policies and activities relating to all Muslim individuals and organizations, and relating to all non-Muslim individuals and organizations, where the policy or activity is or was based on the individual's or organization's religious speech, beliefs, practices, and activities." The city opposed these requests, arguing that only documents related to the particular plaintiffs should be discoverable. The court sided largely with the plaintiffs, ruling that the plaintiffs were entitled to discovery regarding NYPD policies and programs involving Muslims because that discovery would be necessary for proving discriminatory intent. However, the court denied discovery on investigative policies and activities related to non-Muslim individuals, which was sought to provide a comparison with the plaintiffs.

Litigation was stayed from July 22, 2014, to January 6, 2016, while the parties negotiated a settlement agreement. On January 7, 2016, the parties submitted an agreement for approval by the court. The settlement dictated that the defendant would conform its investigations involving political activity to the Constitution, including the elimination of racial profiling as a motivating factor for investigation. The defendant also agreed to remove the "Radicalization in the West Report" from its website. In addition, the guidelines established in Handschu v. Special Services Division limiting NYPD investigations of political activity were modified. The modified guidelines:

(1) Established the Handschu Committee to oversee investigations and set out the requirements for the appointment of a Civilian Representative;

(2) Required that choices in investigation techniques take into account the effect on religious and political activities of individuals, including those not the target of investigation; and

(3) Required that undercover investigations only be used when there were no less intrusive means to acquire the sought after information.

The guidelines also dictated that investigations respect the constitutional right to be free of investigation in which race, religion, or ethnicity is a substantial or motivating factor. The defendant paid $1,671,686 in attorney fees and expenses. The agreement was to last at least five years subject to the defendant achieving substantial compliance with all provisions.

On February 2, 2017, a Muslim individual filed a letter to the court and sought instant intervention because the NYPD allegedly violated the Handschu guidelines during its investigation. Both parties filed responses and argued that intervention was not proper because there was no common interest and it was untimely. The court denied this motion to intervene on March 20, 2017.

On March 6, 2017, plaintiffs and defendants submitted a letter on behalf of both parties on the proposed settlement and on March 16, 2017, they updated the letter to reflect the recent revisions made to the Handschu Guidelines, which enhanced overall protection from NYPD surveillance for New York’s Muslims. The revisions strengthened the rules that NYPD must follow when investigating political and First Amendment activity in New York City and required the installation of a Civilian Representative, a lawyer who was never previously employed by NYPD, to serve as the watchdog of NYPD’s surveillance operations. This Civilian Representative has to be appointed by the Mayor and could not be taken off the committee without a judge’s approval.

On March 20, 2017, the court approved the settlement agreement and dismissed the case with prejudice, although the court retained jurisdiction to enforce the settlement agreement. The case is ongoing for enforcement purposes, but as of April, 2020, there has been no further action in the docket.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Homan (11/1/2013)

Katherine Reineck (4/10/2016)

MJ Koo (3/18/2017)

Jake Parker (6/29/2018)

Related Cases

Handschu v. Special Services Division, Southern District of New York (1971)

People

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Judge(s)

Azrack, Joan Marie (New York)

Chen, Pamela K. (District of Columbia)

Orenstein, James (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhatnagar, Chandra S. (New York)

Choudhury, Nusrat Jahan (New York)

Eisenberg, Arthur (New York)

Fletcher, Kiersten Ann (New York)

Gallegos, Hector (District of Columbia)

Gorski, Ashley (New York)

Haroules, Beth (New York)

Judge(s)

Azrack, Joan Marie (New York)

Chen, Pamela K. (District of Columbia)

Orenstein, James (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bhatnagar, Chandra S. (New York)

Choudhury, Nusrat Jahan (New York)

Eisenberg, Arthur (New York)

Fletcher, Kiersten Ann (New York)

Gallegos, Hector (District of Columbia)

Gorski, Ashley (New York)

Haroules, Beth (New York)

Hartman, Joshua A. (District of Columbia)

Hirose, Mariko (New York)

Hunt, Adam J (New York)

Kassem, Ramzi (Connecticut)

Mooney, Kyle W.K. (New York)

Scannell, David (District of Columbia)

Shamas, Diala (New York)

Shamsi, Hina (New York)

Toomey, Patrick Christopher (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

DiSenso, Anthony M. (New York)

Farrell, Peter Girard (New York)

Leist, Alexis L. (New York)

Shammas, Cheryl Leah (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:13-cv-03448

Docket [PACER]

May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Docket
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Complaint

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

Complaint
28

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Memorandum & Order

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

Order/Opinion
121-1

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Stipulation of Settlement and Order, and Exhibit (Modification to Handschu Guidelines)

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

Settlement Agreement
123

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Third Party's Request of Instant Intervention

Feb. 2, 2017

Feb. 2, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
128-1

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Revised Handschu Guidelines

March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4322681/raza-v-city-of-new-york/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -Yes,, filed by Muslims Giving Back, Masjid At-Taqwa, Masjid Al-Ansar, Mohammad Elshinawy, Asad Dandia, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/19/2013)

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June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

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FILING FEE: $ 400, receipt number 4653060406 (Davis, Kimberly)

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

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Summons Issued as to Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/19/2013)

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

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In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link:http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO085.pdf. You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences. Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/19/2013)

June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

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Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack added. Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon no longer assigned to case. (Gapinski, Michele)

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Muslims Giving Back, Masjid At-Taqwa, Masjid Al-Ansar, Mohammad Elshinawy, Asad Dandia, Hamid Raza. Raymond W. Kelly served on 6/20/2013, answer due 7/11/2013. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 06/20/2013)

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Muslims Giving Back, Masjid At-Taqwa, Masjid Al-Ansar, Mohammad Elshinawy, Asad Dandia, Hamid Raza. David Cohen served on 6/20/2013, answer due 7/11/2013. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 06/20/2013)

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Muslims Giving Back, Masjid At-Taqwa, Masjid Al-Ansar, Mohammad Elshinawy, Asad Dandia, Hamid Raza. Michael R. Bloomberg served on 6/20/2013, answer due 7/11/2013. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 06/21/2013)

June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Muslims Giving Back, Masjid At-Taqwa, Masjid Al-Ansar, Mohammad Elshinawy, Asad Dandia, Hamid Raza. City of New York served on 6/20/2013, answer due 7/11/2013. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 06/21/2013)

June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

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Letter MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen. (Farrell, Peter) (Entered: 07/05/2013)

July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013

PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 8 Letter MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond filed by All Plaintiffs. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 07/05/2013)

July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The time for defendants to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint is hereby extended to September 9, 2013. An Initial Conference will be held in Courtroom 6E, 225 Cadman Plaza East, before Magistrate Judge Azrack on September 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM. All counsel must be present and are advised to review Judge Azrack's revised Individual Rules, which are available on the District Court's web site, prior to the conference. Any request for an adjournment must be made in the form of a letter motion filed on ECF at least forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled conference and must indicate which parties consent to the adjournment.Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 7/8/2013. (Terranova, Robert)

July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

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10

ANSWER to Complaint by All Defendants. (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 09/09/2013)

Sept. 9, 2013

Sept. 9, 2013

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11

Letter in Anticipation of Initial Court Conference Set for 9-12-2013 by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Farrell, Peter) (Entered: 09/10/2013)

Sept. 10, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

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Letter in Anticipation of Initial Court Conference Set for 9-12-2013 by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 09/11/2013)

Sept. 11, 2013

Sept. 11, 2013

PACER
13

Letter in Anticipation of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Requesting Pre-Motion Conference by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 09/12/2013)

Sept. 12, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack. Initial Conference Hearing held on 9/12/2013. Decision reserved on discovery bifurcation. Counsel to confer regarding confidentiality stipulation. (Tape #1:40-1:55.) (Terranova, Robert) (Entered: 09/13/2013)

Sept. 13, 2013

Sept. 13, 2013

PACER
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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on September 12, 2013, before Judge Azrack. Court Transcriber: Fiore Reporting and Transcription Service, Inc., Telephone number (203)929-9992. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 10/7/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 10/17/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 12/16/2013. (Rocco, Christine) (Entered: 09/16/2013)

Sept. 16, 2013

Sept. 16, 2013

PACER

SCHEDULING ORDER re 13 Letter filed by Asad Dandia, Muslims Giving Back, Mohammad Elshinawy, Hamid Raza, Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa: Pre Motion Conference set for 10/1/2013 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 4F North before Judge Pamela K. Chen. Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs' letter request for a pre-motion conference (Dkt. 13) on or before September 19, 2013. Ordered by Judge Pamela K. Chen on 9/17/2013. (Doerr, Mark)

Sept. 17, 2013

Sept. 17, 2013

PACER
16

Letter Requesting Rescheduling of Pre-Motion Conference by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 09/18/2013)

Sept. 18, 2013

Sept. 18, 2013

PACER

ORDER re 16 Letter filed by Asad Dandia, Muslims Giving Back, Mohammad Elshinawy, Hamid Raza, Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa: On consent, Plaintiffs' request for an adjournment is granted. The premotion conference hereby is rescheduled to October 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 4F North. Ordered by Judge Pamela K. Chen on 9/18/2013. (Doerr, Mark)

Sept. 18, 2013

Sept. 18, 2013

PACER
17

NOTICE of Appearance by Cheryl Leah Shammas on behalf of All Defendants (aty to be noticed) (Shammas, Cheryl) (Entered: 09/18/2013)

Sept. 18, 2013

Sept. 18, 2013

PACER
18

Letter In Response to Plaintiffs' Request for Pre-Motion Conference for Expedited Discovery by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit September 10, 2013 Letter D.E. 11) (Farrell, Peter) (Entered: 09/19/2013)

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Sept. 19, 2013

Sept. 19, 2013

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19

Letter Re: Status of Confidentiality Stipulation by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

Sept. 26, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

PACER
20

MOTION for Discovery by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit to Notice, Schedule A, # 2 Exhibit to Notice, Schedule B, # 3 Memorandum in Support, # 4 Declaration of Patrick Toomey, # 5 Exhibit to Declaration, Ex. A - J) (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 10/08/2013)

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3 Memorandum in Support

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4 Declaration of Patrick Toomey

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Oct. 8, 2013

Oct. 8, 2013

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21

NOTICE of Appearance by Ashley Marie Gorski on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Gorski, Ashley) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

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22

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply To Plaintiffs' Motion For Expedited Discovery by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 10/11/2013)

Oct. 11, 2013

Oct. 11, 2013

PACER

ORDER granting 22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply: Defendants' request for an enlargement of time is granted. Response due by 10/30/2013. Plaintiffs may reply by 11/7/2013. Ordered by Judge Pamela K. Chen on 10/15/2013. (Doerr, Mark)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Pamela K. Chen: Pre Motion Conference held on 10/7/2013. Appearing for Plaintiffs, Hina Shamsi; for Defendants, Peter Farrell. The Court heard the parties' arguments with respect to Plaintiffs' motion for discovery in support of its proposed motion for a preliminary injunction. (Court Reporter Anthony Mancuso.) (Doerr, Mark)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER
23

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Discovery filed by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

Oct. 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013

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AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Discovery filed by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

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Oct. 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013

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AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION in Opposition re 20 MOTION for Discovery filed by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D) (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

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Oct. 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013

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26

Letter re Enlargement of Page Limit for Pls.' Reply in Support of their Motion for Expedited Discovery by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Shamsi, Hina) Modified on 11/1/2013 to correct ECF filing event. (Abdallah, Fida) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

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ORDER granting 26 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Plaintiffs are granted leave to file a reply brief of no more than fifteen pages. Ordered by Judge Pamela K. Chen on 11/1/2013. (Galeotti, Matthew)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

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27

REPLY in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Expedited Discovery filed by All Plaintiffs. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 11/07/2013)

Nov. 7, 2013

Nov. 7, 2013

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28

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 20 Motion for Discovery: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, Plaintiffs' motion for expedited discovery is granted in part, and denied in part. Ordered by Judge Pamela K. Chen on 11/22/2013. (Doerr, Mark) (Entered: 11/22/2013)

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

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Letter Re: Status of Confidentiality Stipulation and Discovery Process by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (DiSenso, Anthony) (Entered: 12/26/2013)

Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

PACER
30

Joint Motion to Appear by Telephone on Monday, January 14th 2014 by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 01/09/2014)

Jan. 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

PACER
31

Letter Seeking Clarification of the Court's November 22, 2013 Memorandum and Order by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 01/09/2014)

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Jan. 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

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32

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Nusrat J. Choudhury by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order) (Choudhury, Nusrat) (Entered: 01/09/2014)

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Jan. 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

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ORDER granting 30 Motion to Appear by Telephone. A telephone conference is hereby scheduled with Magistrate Judge Azrack for Monday, January 13, 2014, at 4:30 pm to discuss the parties' protective order. Plaintiffs' counsel is directed to initiate the conference call and contact Chambers at (718) 613-2530 when all parties are on the line ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled conference. Any requests for adjournment must be made via letter filed on ECF at least two days in advance of the scheduled conference and must indicate which parties consent to the adjournment. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 1/10/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

Jan. 10, 2014

Jan. 10, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER re 31 : Defendants' response to letter 31 is due January 16, 2014. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 1/10/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

Jan. 10, 2014

Jan. 10, 2014

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33

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Telephone Conference held on 1/13/2014. The parties are to submit their materials regarding the protective order by January 17, 2014. (Christianson, Kienan) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

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ORDER granting 32 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Nusrat Jahan Choudhury terminated. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 1/14/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

Jan. 14, 2014

Jan. 14, 2014

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34

Letter in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Request for Clarification of the Court's November 22, 2013 Memorandum & Order by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Shammas, Cheryl) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014

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35

Letter re Plaintiffs' Proposed Protective Order by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 01/17/2014)

Jan. 17, 2014

Jan. 17, 2014

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Letter re Defendants' Proposed Protective Order by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 01/17/2014)

Jan. 17, 2014

Jan. 17, 2014

PACER

SCHEDULING ORDER: Judge Chen has referred to me the issues raised in letters 31 and 34 . In addition, I have received and reviewed the parties' respective submissions regarding the protective order, 35 and 36 . A conference to discuss both the protective order and the issues raised in letters 31 and 34 will be scheduled shortly. Prior to the conference, I will circulate to the parties a protective order with the Court's tentative revisions. At the conference, I will hear the parties regarding the revised protective order and the issues raised in letters 31 and 34 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 1/24/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

Jan. 24, 2014

Jan. 24, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER: On February 6, 2014, my Chambers circulated to the parties a revised Protective Order containing the Court's revisions. A conference to discuss the revised Protective Order will be held before me on February 12, 2014, at 12:30 in Courtroom 6E, 225 Cadman Plaza East. Counsel are directed to confer and ensure that all necessary parties are aware of the conference. Any requests for adjournment must be made via letter filed on ECF at least two days in advance of the scheduled conference and must indicate which parties consent to the adjournment. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 2/6/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

Feb. 6, 2014

Feb. 6, 2014

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37

NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony M. DiSenso on behalf of Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (aty to be noticed) (DiSenso, Anthony) (Entered: 02/11/2014)

Feb. 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014

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38

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Status Conference held on 2/12/2014. Conference addressing the Court's revisions of the parties' Proposed Protective Order held. A briefing schedule is hereby set for the issue concerning intern support staff. Plaintiffs brief is due February 17, 2014. Defendants reply is due February 21, 2014. All other concerns raised at the conference will be discussed at the next conference scheduled for March 6, 2014, at 2:00 pm. (Christianson, Kienan) (entered 2/14/2014) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

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39

Letter re Law Student Interns by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits) (Shamas, Diala) (Entered: 02/18/2014)

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Feb. 18, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014

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Letter in Response to Plaintiffs' Letter dated February 18th by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

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Feb. 21, 2014

Feb. 21, 2014

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41

MOTION to Adjourn Conference on March 6, 2014 by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

PACER

ORDER granting 41 Motion to Adjourn Conference. For the reasons stated in letter 41, the conference scheduled before Magistrate Judge Azrack on March 6, 2014, at 2:00 pm is hereby rescheduled for March 19, 2014, at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 6E, 225 Cadman Plaza East. Per the parties' request, the conference will be audiotaped. Counsel are directed to confer and ensure that all parties are aware of the new date and time. Any requests for adjournment must be made via letter filed on ECF at least two days in advance of the scheduled conference and must indicate which parties consent to the adjournment. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 3/4/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

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42

NOTICE of Appearance by Odile Maun Farrell on behalf of Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (aty to be noticed) (Farrell, Odile) (Entered: 03/19/2014)

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

PACER
43

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Discovery Hearing held on 3/19/2014. The parties are directed to file their submissions regarding the issue of financial records according to the following schedule: (1) Plaintiffs brief due by March 31, 2014; (2) Defendants response due by April 14, 2014. The parties are directed to submit their proposed document production schedule by March 24, 2014. In addition, the parties shall meet and confer regarding Defendants proposed interrogatories. The parties may request a conference with the Court to resolve any disputes regarding the interrogatories that they cannot resolve. The final draft of the Protective Order is due by March 20, 2014, at 11:00 am. (Tape #2:39:00 - 4:58:32.) (Christianson, Kienan) (Entered: 03/19/2014)

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

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PROTECTIVE ORDER. The attached Protective Order is hereby SO ORDERED. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 3/20/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Parties' Signature Page)(Christianson, Kienan) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

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March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

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REVISED PROTECTIVE ORDER. The attached Protective Order is hereby SO ORDERED. It does not differ in form or substance from the previous Protective Order. The only change is that the parties' signature page has now been fully integrated into the document and no longer appears as a separate attachment. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 3/20/2014. (Christianson, Kienan) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

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46

Letter Preserving Protective Order Appeal by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Kassem, Ramzi) (Entered: 03/21/2014)

March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

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47

Letter re: Joint Document Production Schedule by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly (Leist, Alexis) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

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48

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 3/19/14, before Judge Azrack. Court Reporter/Transcriber ARIA SERVICES, INC., Telephone number 845-260-1377. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 4/16/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/28/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/24/2014. (Hong, Loan) (Entered: 03/26/2014)

March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

PACER

ORDER re 47 . The document production schedule outlined in letter 47 is hereby SO ORDERED. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 3/26/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

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49

MEMORANDUM in Support Concerning Disputed Discovery Requests filed by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mariko Hirose in Support of Supplemental Briefing, # 2 Exhibit) (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 03/31/2014)

1 Declaration of Mariko Hirose in Support of Supplemental Briefing

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March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

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50

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Discovery telephone conference held on 4/2/2014. Reserved decision on defendants request to strike plaintiffs post-discovery conference brief. (Pls. Mem. in Supp. Disputed Discovery Requests, ECF No. 49.)Telephone conference scheduled for April 3, 2014, at 2:30 PM. Defendants are to call Chambers at (718) 613-2530 when all parties are on the line. See attached minute entry. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 4/2/2014. (D'Antonio, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/03/2014)

April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

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51

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Telephone Conference held on 4/3/2014. Plaintiffs brief, (Pls.' Mem. in Supp. of Disputed Discovery Requests, ECF No. 49), is: (1) in compliance with my Individual Rules; and (2) within the scope of the subject matter that I directed the parties to submit briefing on following the March 19, 2014 discovery hearing. Defendants are directed to respond to plaintiffs' arguments on the disputed document requests. However, plaintiffs' arguments related to the interrogatories are not ripe because they are not yet before the court for decision. Defendants request for an extension of time to file their reply brief is granted. Defendants have until April 21, 2014 to submit their reply brief. See attached minute entry. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 4/3/2014. (D'Antonio, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/03/2014)

April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

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52

NOTICE of Appearance by Beth Haroules on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Haroules, Beth) (Entered: 04/10/2014)

April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

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53

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Briefing Concerning Defendants' Disputed Discovery Requests filed by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Defs' Interrogatories and Requests for Documents) (Shammas, Cheryl) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

1 Defs' Interrogatories and Requests for Documents

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April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

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54

Order & Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack: Telephone Conference held on 4/24/2014. Plaintiffs' request to file a reply to defendants' opposition papers, [ECF No. 53], is granted. Plaintiffs' reply is limited to five (5) pages (not including exhibits) and must be filed by May 1, 2014. Defendants' request to file a sur-reply is also granted. Defendants' sur-reply is limited to five (5) pages (not including exhibits) and must be filed by May 8, 2014. See attached minute entry. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 4/24/14. (D'Antonio, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/24/2014)

April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

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55

NOTICE of Appearance by Chandra Shekhara Bhatnagar on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Bhatnagar, Chandra) (Entered: 04/29/2014)

April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

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56

REPLY in Support of Plaintiffs' Supplemental Brief Concerning Disputed Discovery Requests filed by All Plaintiffs. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

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57

REPLY in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Briefing Concerning Defendants' Disputed Discovery Requests filed by All Defendants. (Shammas, Cheryl) (Entered: 05/08/2014)

May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

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58

MOTION to Adjourn Conference Required by Section II(D) of the Stipulation and Protective Order for the Exchange of Confidential Materials by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (DiSenso, Anthony) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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ORDER granting 58 Motion to Adjourn Conference. Upon consent of plaintiffs, the deadline for the parties to meet and confer regarding plaintiff's May 23, 2014 challenge to defendants' designations under the Protective Order is hereby extended to June 3, 2014. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 5/28/2014. (Terranova, Robert)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

PACER
59

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962407. by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Gallegos, Hector) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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60

AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION in Support re 59 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962407. filed by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service) (Gallegos, Hector) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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4 Certificate of Service

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May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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61

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962448. by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Hartman, Joshua) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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62

AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION in Support re 61 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962448. filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service) (Hartman, Joshua) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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4 Certificate of Service

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May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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63

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962483. by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Scannell, David) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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64

AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION in Support re 63 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 25, receipt number 0207-6962483. filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service) (Scannell, David) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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4 Certificate of Service

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May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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65

NOTICE of Appearance by Kyle W.K. Mooney on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Mooney, Kyle) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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66

NOTICE of Appearance by Adam James Hunt on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Hunt, Adam) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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67

NOTICE of Appearance by Kiersten Ann Fletcher on behalf of All Plaintiffs (aty to be noticed) (Fletcher, Kiersten) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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ORDER granting 59 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 5/30/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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ORDER granting 61 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 5/30/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER

ORDER granting 63 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 5/30/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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68

First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Application Disputing Defendants confidentiality designations, pursuant to Section II(D) of the Stipulation and Protective Order for the Production and Exchange of Confidential Materials by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Haroules, Beth) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

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ORDER granting 68 Motion for Extension of Time to File: For the reasons stated in plaintiffs' letter motion 68, the June 9, 2014 and June 12, 2014 deadlines are hereby extended to June 18, 2014. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 6/10/2014. (D'Antonio, Elizabeth)

June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014

PACER
69

First MOTION for Protective Order designations dispute pursuant to IID Protective Order dkt. no. 45, MOTION for Discovery by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defendants' Categorical Privilege Log for Redactions Contained in April 21, 2014 Prodcution, # 2 Exhibit Defendants' Redaction Key for April 21, 2014 Production, # 3 Exhibit 5/23/2014 Letter from Haroules to Farrell disputing various Protective Order designations ascribed to April 21, 2014 Production) (Haroules, Beth) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

1 Exhibit Defendants' Categorical Privilege Log for Redactions Contained in A

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2 Exhibit Defendants' Redaction Key for April 21, 2014 Production

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3 Exhibit 5/23/2014 Letter from Haroules to Farrell disputing various Protective O

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June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER re 69 : A telephone conference is hereby scheduled for June 19, 2014, at 4:00 pm. Defense counsel is directed to initiate the conference call and contact my Chambers at (718) 613-2530 when all parties are on the line. Counsel are directed to confer and ensure that all parties are aware of this conference. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 6/19/2014. (Christianson, Kienan)

June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER: A telephone conference is hereby scheduled with Magistrate Judge Azrack for June 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon to address the parties' discovery disputes. Plaintiff's counsel is directed to initiate the conference call and contact Chambers at (718) 613-2530 when all parties are on the line. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 6/19/2014. (Terranova, Robert)

June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

PACER
70

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack: Telephone Discovery Conference held on 6/19/2014. See attached minute entry for details. (Terranova, Robert) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

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71

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Telephone Discovery Conference held on 6/20/2014. See attached minute entry for details. (Terranova, Robert) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

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72

Joint MOTION for Protective Order ; Letter Requesting Modification of the March 20, 2014 Protective Order by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Modifying the March 20, 2014 Protective Order) (Hunt, Adam) (Entered: 06/23/2014)

1 Proposed Order Modifying the March 20, 2014 Protective Order

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June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

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ORDER granting 72 Motion for Protective Order: The parties' Joint Proposed Order [72-1] to modify the Protective Order 45 is granted. The parties are directed to execute and upload to ECF a First Amended Protective Order incorporating this amendment by July 1, 2014. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack on 6/24/2014. (D'Antonio, Elizabeth)

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

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73

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on June 20, 2014, before Judge Azrack. Court Transcriber: TypeWrite Word Processing Service, Telephone number 718-966-1401. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 7/17/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/28/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/24/2014. (Rocco, Christine) (Entered: 06/26/2014)

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

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74

Letter MOTION for Protective Order to Shield Field Officers from Designation as Custodians by Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, David Cohen, Raymond W. Kelly. (DiSenso, Anthony) (Entered: 06/27/2014)

June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

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75

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack:Telephone Conference held on 6/30/2014. Plaintiffs to provide their privilege log by the close of business on June 30, 2014. Parties to file a stipulation extending any impacted deadlines. (Christianson, Kienan) (Entered: 06/30/2014)

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

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76

Letter Re: Proposed Dates for Conference by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza (Hunt, Adam) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

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77

Amended MOTION for Protective Order - First Amended Stipulation and Protective Order for the Production and Exchange of Confidential Materials by Masjid Al-Ansar, Masjid At-Taqwa, Asad Dandia, Mohammad Elshinawy, Muslims Giving Back, Hamid Raza. (Mooney, Kyle) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

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Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 18, 2013

Closing Date: 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are a group of residents of New York City who are Muslim, as well as two mosques and a charitable organization located in New York City.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

New York Police Department (City of New York), City

City of New York (City of New York), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 1,671,686

Order Duration: 2017 - 2022

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Racial profiling

Religious programs / policies

Search policies

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Religion discrimination

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern