City Desk

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."

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  • Angry Al Gonzales

    I guess Pete "I am the law" Nickes was wrong on this one - again. Give it up, Pete - you lost. Twice. & the Supremes are not going to take this case.

    Let's see if Fenty, Nickles, & Cathy Lanier continue to disobey explicit court orders...

  • jf1


    When the court finds a defendant guilty of breaking the law, they don't get to casually sit at home and surf for a new venue on the taxpayers' dime.

    Why the city when it comes to violating the constitutional rights of the public?

  • concernedaboutdc

    Mr. "I am the law" Nickles

    It appears that JUDGES trump your "I".

    Arrogant, Old, Decrepid, Toothless Jerk.

  • Jacob

    I, for one, would like to see a full accounting of how many tax payer dollars have been wasted defending MPD practices that they were repeatedly warned were unconstitutional and would result in lawsuits (checkpoints, Heller, the Pershing Park debacle and subsequent attempts to cover it up, etc.) Maybe the budget situation wouldn't be quite so bad if so many millions hadn't been dedicated to ham-fisted attempts at circumventing the bill of rights by Fenty, Nickles and Lanier

    Bring Accountability to DC. Vote Anybody But Fenty in 2010.