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    Appeals Court Won't Reconsider Checkpoints Ruling

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    A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision that police checkpoints in a troubled Washington neighborhood were unconstitutional. The city had asked for a hearing before the entire court after a three-judge panel struck down the operation in the Trinidad neighborhood.

    Last year, D.C. police stopped cars in the area, refusing to let in motorists who didn't prove they lived in the area or reveal their destinations. A civil liberties group sued on behalf of three drivers.

    D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says he is considering two options: taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court or modifying the program and creating, what he calls, checkpoints "2".

    "And that is a checkpoint which would be effective and comply with what the D.C. Circuit decided," said Nickles.

    The city has 90 days to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Patrick Madden reports...

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