Appeals Court Denies City’s Motion to Annul Landmark Stop and Frisk Ruling

November 22, 2013 - Today, an appellate panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the City of New York’s request to vacate District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s ruling in the class action lawsuit Floyd v. the City of New York. The Center for Constitutional Rights made the following statement in response:

“Following the appellate panel’s shocking decision to remove the district court judge from our case, the City sought to double down and ask that the entirety of the judge’s decision be vacated without further briefing on its merits. The appellate panel has correctly rejected this request and will allow full briefing on the appeal to move forward as scheduled. We hope Mayor De Blasio will drop the City’s desperate appeal to undo the district court’s carefully considered ruling and work with plaintiffs and the community to enforce every aspect of the remedial order. He has an extraordinary opportunity to use the expertise of a court monitor and policing experts to end discriminatory policing in NYC."
Read the order here.

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November 22, 2013