Blanket strip searches of incoming jail inmates are constitutional and necessary to prevent the smuggling of contraband into the detention centers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by a full judge panel of the U. The ruling undermined one of several civil rights violations that antiwar protester Mary Bull and eight others alleged in their class-action lawsuit against the city and county of San Francisco. The protesters alleged that they were mistreated by authorities when they were arrested during a November demonstration. Writing for the majority, Judge Sandra S. Ikuta, an appointee of President George W.
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The mandatory searches, including waiting time for a supervisor to conduct the probe, typically take 5 to 20 minutes and sometimes up to 45 minutes, according to evidence in a lawsuit filed against Cupertino-based Apple by a group of employees. The lawsuit was originally filed in U. District Court in San Francisco, where a federal judge ruled in favor of Apple. After the plaintiff workers appealed to the 9th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, the appeals court asked the California Supreme Court to decide whether state law requires compensation for search time. All Rights Reserved.
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Two recent court cases affirmed the 4th amendment right of the family to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures by Child Protective Services. In both cases, the U. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Child Protective Services' entry into a home and forced strip searches of children when there is no emergency or without a warrant are violations of the parents' 4th amendment rights. The first case, Calabretta v.
RENO, Nev. AP — A three-member U. The 9th Circuit panel in San Francisco heard arguments via video from lawyers for Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley east of Reno and Cavalry Chapel Lone Mountain in Las Vegas who want the appellate court to reverse earlier district court rulings upholding hard attendance caps Gov. Steve Sisolak has set on the size of indoor worship services.