2nd Circ. Stop-And-Frisk Rebuke A Warning To Chatty Judges

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's removal of U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin from the hot-button stop-and-frisk litigation because of her public statements stunned New York court watchers, and while many experts on Friday called the move a draconian overreaction that would chill the judiciary, others said the time was right for a stern warning.

Their comments came after a Halloween evening bombshell from a three-judge appeals panel that took the extra step of booting Judge Scheindlin from the case after issuing a stay on her rulings that...
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