NY Appeals Court Won't Toss Stop-Frisk Rulings Against NYPD

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    A federal appeals court has refused to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its ruling Friday.

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    Last month, an appeals panel had suspended the effects of a lower-court ruling.

    The city had argued that the panel's decision to remove federal Judge Shira Scheindlin meant it should also nullify her rulings.

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    Scheindlin ruled in August that police officers sometimes carried out stop-and-frisk unconstitutionally by discriminating against minorities.

    The court's action would appear to spoil the city's bid to get Scheindlin's rulings tossed before a new mayor sympathetic to her viewpoint takes office in January.

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