Lawyers Try to Keep Judge Scheindlin On NYC “Stop-and-Frisk” Case


Five prominent New York City lawyers led by law Prof. Burt Neuborne of New York University are challenging an appeals court decision removing Judge Shira Scheindlin from presiding over the case involving New York City’s “stop and frisk” practices, the New York Times reports. The lawyers’ motion called the order removing her from the case procedurally deficient, inaccurate and unwarranted, and asked that it be vacated or reviewed by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will drop the appeal of Judge Scheindlin’s decision declaring the stop-and-frisk program unconstitutional, which the appeals court has blocked. Michael Cardozo, the city’s top lawyer, has asked that the appeals court decide the case before Michael Bloomberg leaves office.

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