Lawyers for Mayor Michael Bloomberg will ask an appeals court to immediately overturn a ruling deeply critical of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy.
The city appears to be trying to speed up the process before Jan. 1, when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes office. Aides to de Blasio say he will drop the city’s appeal. In August, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled it unconstitutional. But last week the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered her off the case because she “ran afoul” of the judicial conduct code in media interviews and by encouraging the plaintiffs in the case to file the lawsuit.