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.
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.
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.