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Cabbies in legal battle to stop TLC from suspending licenses after arrests

DAILY NEWS  February 17, 2014

Taxi driver Khairul Amin and three other cabbies have been pushing for the Taxi & Limousine Commission to stop immediately suspending hack licenses after arrests — before drivers have been tried and convicted.
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Bad News Often Brings Cabbies to the Pink Palace

The New York Times
November 9, 2007

If you’re a taxi, livery cab or commuter van driver licensed by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and you’re charged with breaking the rules, and if you want to contest that charge, you have to go to a hearing in a place like 32-02 Queens Boulevard. One of the first things you notice –- one of the first things I noticed, anyway –- is that the building, a big former factory, is pink.
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Hack Justice: One Lawyer-Journalist’s Cab Ride Through a Land the Law Forgot

American Lawyer
June 2000

As an associate for a major Wall Street law firm, I had deposed Donald Trump. I had also litigated in landlord-tenant court. So I thought I knew something about blowhards and a little about due process. But I knew nothing, nothing until I encountered the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
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Is Censorship Contagious In New York?

The New York Times
March 14, 2000

Dan Ackman had figured that his request was so straightforward that it would be hassle-free. He figured wrong.  Mr. Ackman was writing about New York taxi drivers for his master’s degree project at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. It made sense, he thought, to sit in on the city’s administrative hearings where judgment is passed on drivers accused of infractions. The cabbies’ take is that the deck is stacked against them at those hearings. Mr. Ackman wanted to see for himself.
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Lawsuit by a Journalism Student Opens “Taxi Court” to Outsiders

March 11, 2000

Ruling in a lawsuit filed by a journalism student, a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan said that the Giuliani administration had no legal power to bar the public from the rapid-fire administrative hearings commonly known as taxi court, where passengers go to complain about drivers and drivers have long complained that the deck is stacked against them.
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