Judge Declines Police Motion to Dismiss FOIL Request

Though the NYPD denied a Muslim student's request for surveillance records by refusing to acknowledge their existence, a state judge said he would not adopt the federal legal doctrine allowing such a response.

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    NYPD Motion to Dismiss FOIL Request Under Federal Doctrine Is Denied

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