Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cert. Denied In Challenge To Firings Of Moorish American Correctional Officers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in Bey v. New York, (Docket No. 11-1340, cert. denied 6/25/2012). (Order List.) In the case, the 2nd Circuit dismissed on res judicata grounds a suit by two former New York City correctional officers who were members of the Moorish American Religion-- which teaches that Moors are exempt from taxes. In the suit, the officers challenged on constitutional grounds their termination for filing false tax documents. The Court concluded that a prior lawsuit which plaintiffs lost was based on the same series of transactions. (See prior posting.)