In its coverage of the Second Circuit’s removal of U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin from the “stop and frisk” case, “Law 360” consulted with Professor Randolph McLaughlin, a civil rights expert. The article reports on the decision of a three-judge appeals panel to issue a stay on her rulings that the New York Police Department tactic known as stop and frisk showed unconstitutional racial bias. The panel also removed Judge Scheindlin saying her actions surrounding the case showed “impropriety.”
“They didn’t need to go to this extent,” Professor McLaughlin is quoted as saying. “Issuing the stay would have been enough.”
Professor McLaughlin also said the action would put an undue black mark on her career. To read the full article, click here.