This has actually become a big deal in the New York mayoral campaign and the Communist schmuck Bill De Blasio will be doing away with stop-and-frisk once he’s in office. But at least there’s a slight bit of sanity prevailing before the city goes to shit. If only the appeals court ordered this shriveled-up lefty hag to retire.
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.
In their ruling, the three judges also said “the appearance of impartiality surrounding this litigation was compromised” when Scheindlin invited lawyers to file suit against stop-and-frisk and steer it to her through what the appellate judges called an “improper application of the court’s ‘related-case rule’ ” in a 2007 proceeding over the NYPD’s since-disbanded Street Crime Unit.
“What I am trying to say — I am sure I am going to get in trouble for saying it — for $65 you can bring that lawsuit,” she said from the bench in that case according to Thursday’s ruling.