This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Edward R. Korman permitted a Section 1983 claim for prolonged detention to proceed against two Greenwich police officers. Magistrate Judge James M. Wicks denied a motion for a protective order concerning nonparty subpoenas. And Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis sustained a criminal indictment relating to electoral abuses on social media.
Section 1983—Prolonged Detention
In Kinard v. Town of Greenwich, Connecticut, 21 CV 474 (EDNY, Jan. 27, 2023), Judge Korman permitted a Section 1983 claim for prolonged detention to proceed against two Greenwich, Connecticut, police officers.