NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for the federal judge removed from cases concerning the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy says the city's attempt to have orders vacated is "judicial McCarthyism."
City lawyers filed papers Saturday asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lins) orders. The court had removed her from associated cases last month.
The appeals court said interviews Scheindlin gave during the trial called her impartiality into question. The city said her orders should be vacated for the same reason.
Scheindlin attorney Burt Neuborne said Sunday the appeals court didn't suggest the judge was actually biased. He says the request is an attempt to twist the panel's ruling.
Scheindlin's orders have been stayed pending appeal.