Trinidad Checkpoints Still Illegal
Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to hear the District's appeal on the legality of D.C. police checkpoints. On July 10, a unanimous three-judge panel of that court ruled that the police checkpoints—which started in Trinidad—were unconstitutional.
The District's only recourse at this point is to take its case to the Supreme Court.
AG Peter Nickles tells City Desk: "I'm disappointed. We'll look at our options including a Supreme Court request....The D.C. Circuit has spoken and we'll take it from there."