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A U.S. federal appeals court has blocked a ruling that called for reform to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program. It also said that the original judge needs to be removed from the case.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with New York City to stop the reform that Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered back in August, Reuters reports.
Scheindlin had ordered that the stop-and-frisk program be reformed and halted officers from searching someone just because of "reasonable suspicion."
The court also ruled that Scheindlin's encouragement that plaintiffs in the original case file a class action lawsuit made Scheindlin look partial to one side.
According to The Associated Press, the city appealed Scheindlin's ruling, especially the order that someone oversee the departmental changes.
The federal appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday and ruled two days later.
Due to appearing partial in various media interviews Scheindlin gave and in public statements, the court also ordered that a new judge be assigned the case.