Shira Scheindlin

In this Friday, May 17, 2013, file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin is interviewed in her federal court chambers, in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, a New York federal appeals court has blocked Scheindlin’s order requiring changes to New York City’s stop-and-frisk program and removed her from the case. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)