From the Village Voice:
The endless volley between Mayor Bloomberg and appeals courts is over: Friday morning a federal appellate court denied the city's motion to vacate U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional. The ruling detonates Bloomberg's last hope of overturning the ruling before Bill de Blasio takes office January 1.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the same three-judge panel that removed Scheindlin from the stop-and-frisk over partiality concerns, dropkicked the city's motions with a five-page opinion Friday morning.
Scheindlin ruled in August that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional and imposed a serious of reforms on the NYPD aimed at curtailing the practice. But on October 31, the Second Circuit deemed that Scheindlin had acted partially, a decision based in part on the interviews she granted with the media in the weeks following the ruling.
On November 9, the city renewed its efforts to get out from under Scheindlin's ruling by filing a motion to vacate her decision. Today the Second Circuit said no.