ACLU loses racial profiling case to FAIR (Rhode Island trooper)

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From this:

[The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston] has upheld a lower court's ruling that a Rhode Island state trooper acted reasonably when he pulled over a van full of Guatemalan nationals in 2007.

The (the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union in their suit against the state police) alleged that Trooper Thomas Chabot engaged in racial profiling and violated the civil rights of the van's occupants. The appeals court said Chabot had "qualified immunity" for his actions.

Per the ACLU, the outcome is "discouraging"; FAIR was involved on the pro-American side, as described here. No doubt that's part of the "discouraging".