Scheindlin Fights Removal, Asks for Hearing to Defend Conduct

, New York Law Journal


Burt Neuborne, who late Wednesday filed for leave to appear in the circuit on behalf of Judge Scheindlin, said the judge was "blind-sided" by the circuit's ruling removing her from the stop-and-frisk cases and defended her conduct as proper in all respects.

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  • rnh

    I don't see how there's a due process violation, since the judge is not being formally punished. She's been taken off the case. How is that an affront to the Fifth Amendment? What relief is possible at this point? Does she expect the Circuit to say we were wrong, you handled the case properly (but were still taking the case away from you)? I suppose if the Circuit doesn't give her a hearing she'll gain some points in the court of public opinion.

    The fact that

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