Tone Of Stop-And-Frisk Stay Ruling Reveals Import Of Appeal

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 8:06 PM ET) -- After coming under attack from Mayor Michael Bloomberg for ruling New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin adopted an unmistakably piqued tone of her own in rejecting a stay of her reform directives, a move experts say hints at the weight she places on the survival of her findings on appeal.

The fact that Judge Scheindlin declined to put the brakes on her own recommendations was not particularly shocking, observers said, but — noting that she called the city's arguments circular...
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