thanks TOG. The judge was removed and the court stayed her decision, so technically, it wasn't "overturned" but it negated her decision. Poor choice of wording on my part at 5:30am
Ok, you were right, sorry. Very odd. This reeks of politics.
(btw are you doing this from a beach in Mexico or VI or Puerto Rico? btw2-That huffpost story had "Brazil Votes Best Butt" as a sidebar story)
The case has gotten even weirder with the appeals court. She petioned, they denied it, but said there was no misconduct on her part.
Published: November 14, 2013
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit embarrassed itself again on Wednesday by reaffirming a hasty and ill-considered decision last month to remove the presiding judge from the court battle over New York City’s stop-and-frisk program and to stay her remedies for the policy’s civil rights violations. ...
The appeals panel said Judge Scheindlin improperly invited the plaintiffs to file the Floyd case and improperly used the assignment process that had led to her presiding over three related cases. But before taking action in a complex and interlocking set of cases like these, the panel should have invited both sides into the court to determine what actually happened. Instead, it issued a terse ruling that failed to adequately explain its actions and seemed almost indifferent to the great significance of the case
Judge Scheindlin felt ambushed, and petitioned the court for the opportunity to defend herself. This week’s ruling denied that motion and also backed away from some of the serious charges that were implied in the earlier ruling. And by finding no actual misconduct by the judge, the appeals court seemed to signal to the city that there are no grounds to vacate Judge Scheindlin’s decisions.
Edited by Tog - 11/15/13 at 10:45am