Black People : Court blocks & boots judge on stop-and-frisk

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    An appeals court delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday to Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin — unanimously booting her from cases involving stop-and-frisk, calling into question her impartiality and saying she “ran afoul” of judicial ethics.

    In a ruling that put a series of NYPD reforms she mandated on hold, a three-judge panel at the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals said Scheindlin violated the Code of Conduct for United States Judges by failing to “avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities” and by failing to disqualify herself “in a proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

    The judges faulted Scheindlin for granting a series of media interviews in May while overseeing a nonjury trial over the NYPD’s use of the tactic, which she later ruled unconstitutional.

    Read more: http://nypost.com/2013/10/31/court-blocks-judges-ruling-on-stop-and-frisk/
     
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    This is an article from a while back that includes a link to the 200+ page decision. I have not read it all yet, but it's a pretty good read and it offers some insight into Scheindlin's thinking.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/08/1...isk-practice-violated-rights-judge-rules.html

    So far, I have not found anything that really implies this judge should've disqualified herself from the case. It's no surprised this happened considering the legal might of a place like NYC can wield when there's corruption, money, politics, and power involved.
     
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