Recent Developments in New York Law
Boyle, Patrick J., Mitchell, William J., St. John's Law Review
Court of Appeals recognizes private constitutional tort remedy against the State
In September 1992, a 77-year-old white woman was allegedly attacked at knifepoint in a house in Oneonta, near the State University campus.l Based upon the woman's description of the assailant as a black man who may have cut his hand during the attack, both New York State Police and University security officials began a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator. They obtained a computer-generated list containing the names and addresses of every African-American male attending the University and sought to interrogate each of those students.3 Additionally, both State and local law enforcement officials …
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Publication information: Article title: Recent Developments in New York Law. Contributors: Boyle, Patrick J. - Author, Mitchell, William J. - Author. Journal title: St. John's Law Review. Volume: 71. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 1997. Page number: 871+. © St. John's Law Review Association Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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