Source: Courthouse News Service

 MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge cited Jay-Z, noted rapper and legal philosopher, in a footnote to her order approving a lawsuit challenging New York City’s practice of sending “vertical patrols” of police to search public housing residents.

“In one of his most popular songs, the rapper Jay-Z – who grew up in NYCHA’s Marcy Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn – showcased his knowledge of these Fourth Amendment rights,” U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote in a footnote of her recent order.

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