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Appeals court won't toss NYC stop-frisk rulings

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 ruled 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 (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lihn) 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 appears to spoil the city's bid to get Scheindlin's rulings tossed before a new mayor sympathetic to her viewpoint takes office in January.
 
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