One judge’s attempt to make New York City less safe has been stopped in its tracks, at least temporarily, and the judge has been removed by an appeals court.
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.
At the time, an editorial in The Post blasted Scheindlin for making public comments “that skate so close to the issues involved.”
“From the start of this trial, she hasn’t been shy about letting the city know how dubious she is about police judgment,” it read. (Read More)
She actually invited lawsuits against stop and frisk and then steered the cases through her courtroom. The article also says the judges who ruled against her are considered to be liberal, but I’m sure the far left will turn on them now.