[JURIST] New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly [official websites] filed an answer [text, PDF] on Tuesday admitting that the New York Police Department (NYPD) [official website] spied in mosques and on a Muslim preacher but requesting that the court dismiss the complaint. The lawsuit was filed [JURIST report] in June by plaintiffs represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and CUNY School of Law's Creating Law Enforcement Accountability...

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