Judge Scheindlin Asks 2nd Circuit To Back Down on “Stop and Frisk” Removal


Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin, removed by an appeals court from the high-profile case over New York police stop-and-frisk policies, is making a bid to resolve the mushrooming dispute over her removal on terms that would resolve the fight in her favor for the time being, reports Politico. Scheindlin’s attorneys urged the appeals court to lift a finding that she violated judicial ethics by granting media interviews and to lift their order that she be removed from two stop-and-frisk cases.

Thee attorneys call the dust-up “unseemly” and propose that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit essentially back down for now. The imbroglio is growing. The City of New York filed a motion Saturday trying to wipe out Scheindlin’s major orders in the stop-and-frisk cases. The appeals court had put those orders on hold, but not overturned them.

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