New York Times, it was recently revealed in court that cops had made 200,000 such stops in the first quarter of 2012.
She certified a class action lawsuit on behalf of everyone not charged with a crime who had been so stopped.
agreed with a group of civil liberties activists that the government should not be granted unreviewable authority to hold people indefinitely without trial.
It's good to know that at least one of our judges thinks it is time to resurrect the respect for due process and personal liberty to which, before a gaggle of terrorists scared the country out of its wits, we at least paid lip service. Should this country ever regain an even keel, we are going to look back in great shame the way we acted like scared rabbits while trashing the rule of law. For the moment, I don't have much hope these decisions will survive appeals, but they set a better standard than we've seen in such cases recently.