NYCLA Joins Amicus Brief, Bob Camreta v. Sarah Greene, et al.

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 01:00

The New York County Lawyers' Association's (NYCLA) Civil Rights and Liberties Committee has joined an amicus brief in Bob Camreta v. Sarah Greene, et al., a case involving the removal, detention and two-hour interrogation by the police of a nine-year-old girl.

The brief asserts that her interrogation and detention violated the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers prepared the brief, which was also signed by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

NYCLA member Carolyn Kubit-schek, a founding partner of Lansner Kubitschek Schaffer, represents S.G. and her mother, Sarah Greene, and will argue the case before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 1. NYCLA's Civil Rights and Liberties Committee, established in 1938, sponsors forums, prepares reports and helps coordinate pro bono projects on such topics as advocacy for the indigent, education and employment for ex-offenders, collateral consequences of convictions and bullying in the schools.