Circuit Rebuffs Scheindlin on Stop/Frisk

, New York Law Journal


The Second Circuit said Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin had given the "appearance of partiality" in her handling of 'Floyd v. City of New York,' and it stayed pending appeal Scheindlin's appointment of a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk policies and practices she had held unconstitutional.

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  • Kay

    Of course the plaintiffs' lawyers are disappointed by these orders. They stood to make millions from Judge Scheindlin, as did Scheindlin's hand-picked "monitor" and other chosen ones who would profit handsomely from a years-long takeover of the NYPD by Scheindlin. But instead of just expressing disappointment, the plaintiffs' lawyers resorted to surprisingly acerbic hyperbole, accusing the Circuit judges of improperly casting "aspersions" on Scheindlin, notwithstanding that Scheindlin's judicial code violations would be plain to a first year law student. Adherence to that code is essential to public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the federal courts, and to both lawyers' and litigants' need to believe they've been given a fair shake before a judge. Going on a public tear against the Second Circuit judges for doing their duty is unbecoming of counsel - and not smart.

  • DSK

    Sounds like reverse Judge shopping...

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