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In a case with wide-ranging impact, a New York City judge on Wednesday ruled information collected by portable cellphone tracking systems commonly known as Stingrays may remain confidential.

LGBTQ lawsuit with McKinley HS settled

Sep 5, 2017
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The New York Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday morning the settlement of a federal lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District for what it charged was "the open and systematic discrimination of LGBTQ students at McKinley High School."

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.


The New York Civil Liberties Union says they and fellow legal advocates have representatives on the ground to assist anyone still affected by President Donald Trump's immigration orders, including the one barring entry from a selected set of nations that the White House considers terror breeding grounds. Meanwhile, local workshops are being planned to assist any new arrivals by advising them of their rights.


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The Buffalo Police Department is being sued by the New York Civil Liberties Union for withholding information the organization says should be available to the public.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday, suggesting the treatment of transgender youth in public schools needs to be reformed.

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According to documents obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Erie County Sheriff's Department used its high-tech Stingray device to track cell phones 47 times in the last four years.  However,  there is some dispute over what the documents say.