There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the information stored in magnetic strips on the backs of credit, debit and gift cards, the Sixth Circuit recently held.
Second Circuit: Prisoners Aiding Other Inmates with Filing Grievances and Civil Rights Law Suits Is Protected First Amendment Activity
Mr. Rory Dolan was an inmate at Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York State. There, he served as a member of the Inmate Liaison Committee (“ILC”), where he assisted other inmates in litigating federal civil rights complaints. Mr. Dolan was repeatedly elected by prisoners to serve on the ILC, until he was banned from service by the prison superintendent. Eventually the ban was lifted, and Mr. Dolan was again elected to the ILC.
A suspect need not expressly submit to a show of force to be legally “stopped” by police, the Third Circuit recently held.
On September 19, 2010, Philadelphia police officers McGinnis and Campbell received a call reporting an anonymous tip about “a black male wearing a gray hoodie with a gun in his waistband talking to a female.”
Third Circuit: Suspect Submitted to Officers Despite Stepping Backward And Briefly Keeping Hands In Pocket Against Officers’ Commands
On September 19, 2010, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers of the Philadelphia Police Department received an anonymous tip that “a black male wearing a gray hoodie with a gun in his waistband talking to a female that was at . . . 914 North Markoe Street outside,” a block known by police to be a “violent, high crime” area. Within minutes, officers pulled up to the residence in three marked police vehicles. The officers observed an individual matching the description – later identified as Mr. Shawn Lowe – but no firearm was visible.
A federal employee insured under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act (“FEHBA”) was injured in a car accident in 2006. The employee’s insurer, Group Health Plan, Inc. (which had previously contracted with the Office of Personnel Management to provide health insurance to federal employees) paid the employee’s medical bills resulting from injuries he suffered during the accident.
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