No. 585, Docket 97-7377.

140 F.3d 111 (1998)

Rosalie HARMAN and Diane Lampert Stadler, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. The CITY OF NEW YORK, The Human Resources Administration, Child Welfare Administration, Marva Hammons, Commissioner and Kathryn Croft, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 19, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Margaret G. King, Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City (Paul A. Crotty, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Barry P. Schwartz, Assistant Corporation Counsel, of counsel), for Defendants-Appellants.

Jeremiah S. Gutman, New York City (Levy, Gutman, Goldberg & Kaplan; Christopher T. Dunn, Norman Siegel, Arthur N. Eisenberg, New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, of counsel), for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

(Gregory O'Duden, General Counsel, Elaine Kaplan, Deputy General Counsel, Barbara A. Atkin, Associate General Counsel for Appellate Litigation, National Treasury Employees Union, Washington, DC), for National Treasury Employees Union as Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellees.

Before OAKES and PARKER, Circuit Judges, and RAGGI, District Judge.

OAKES, Senior Circuit Judge:

Defendants, the City of New York, the Child Welfare Administration of the City of New York ("CWA") of the Human Resources Administration ("HRA"), and two individual defendants, (collectively, "the City"), appeal from the final judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Denise Cote, Judge, entered on March 17, 1997. The district court found the press...

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