My colleague Anil Kalhan, as well as Mike Dorf, have had some interesting posts recently following the bizzaro unfolding of the high profile New York stop and frisk litigation. For those who haven't been following it, Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that New York's stop and frisk policy was improperly using racial profiles. On appeal, a three judge panel on the Second Circuit rapidly issued an order staying the decision and removing Judge Scheindlin from the case (although neither party had requested this remedy or briefed the issue.) Anil's posts are here and here and Mike's is here. The Second Circuit panel was Cabranes, Walker and Parker.