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Judge Scheindlin declines request to step down from Davis v. City of New York

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Judge Shira Scheindlin was asked by the Bloomberg administration to 'recuse herself' from a class-action suit involving NYPD stops for trespassing in city housing projects. In a prior class-action suit on an NYPD practice, Scheindlin found aspects of stop-and-frisk were unconstitutional — but was later booted off the case.

...Johanna Steinberg, senior counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said the city’s call for the judge’s recusal was “premature and unwarranted.”

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