Federal judge drops charges against Indian diplomat

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York City has dropped charges against an Indian diplomat who was kicked out of the United States last year for alleged visa fraud.

Appeals court upholds ruling in stop-and-frisk case

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that the New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is carried out in a discriminatory manner.

'Stop-and-frisk' lawyers seek return of judge removed from case

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for plaintiffs seeking to end New York City's contested stop and frisk policy say they want Manhattan federal judge Shira Scheindlin back on the bench.

N.Y. council overrides mayor's veto of bills targeting stop and frisk

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- New York City Council members have voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of two bills aimed at the police department's stop-and-frisk policy.

Judge limits NYPD 'Clean Halls' powers

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A judge ordered the New York Police Department to cease stopping people outside apartments in an anti-crime program without reasonable suspicion.

Judge reconsiders solitary for arms dealer

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A New York judge says it may be possible to move Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout from solitary confinement before sentencing.
Judge dismisses 'Harry Potter' lawsuit

Judge dismisses 'Harry Potter' lawsuit

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A judge has dismissed a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by the estate of author Adrian Jacobs against the U.S. publishers of the "Harry Potter" novels.

Judge rules no go for Ramones suit

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A former drummer for New York's seminal punk band, The Ramones, has lost his lawsuit seeking royalties for digitally downloaded songs.

Lawyers get fees for representing beggars

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The lawyers who represented two New York panhandlers in a class-action suit have been awarded more than $300,000 in legal fees.

Ramsay cooks after judge dismisses suit

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The show will go on for acerbic celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay after a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit over the reality show "Kitchen Nightmares."

Third mistrial in 'Junior' Gotti case

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal court jury on Wednesday failed to reach a verdict in the racketeering trial of John "Junior" Gotti, the third such trial to end in a hung jury.

New trial ordered for Judith Clark

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A New York federal judge has ordered a new trial for a 1960s revolutionary convicted of killing two police officers and a guard in 1981.

Gotti accused of jury tampering

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Curtis Silwa, the Guardian Angel chief and radio host, has accused reputed Mafioso John "Junior" Gotti of jury tampering in Gotti's kidnapping trial.

New York Sept. 11 terror trial delayed

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- The New York trial of a Jordanian student acquainted with two of the Sept. 11, 2001, aircraft hijackers has been delayed by legal wrangling.

Louis Vuitton loses trademark lawsuit

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Louis Vuitton Friday lost the battle to stop bag maker Dooney & Bourke from selling products with a monogram similar to its own.
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Shira A. Scheindlin (pronounced SHEND-lin) (born 1946 in Washington, D.C.) is a United States District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994 to a seat vacated by Louis J. Freeh, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 1994, and commissioned on September 29, 1994.

Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, demanding courtroom demeanor, aggressive interpretations of the law, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, and complex litigation.

Scheindlin received her Bachelor's Degree in Far Eastern Studies from University of Michigan (1967), her Master's Degree in History from Columbia University (1969), and her J.D. from Cornell Law School (1975). Scheindlin had the highest grade point average of her law school class.

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