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‘Look-in’ search of suspect’s underwear unconstitutional, Md. court says (access required)

A Frederick County police officer violated a woman’s constitutional rights by looking down her underwear during a highway-side search for hidden drugs after a traffic stop allegedly revealed cocaine in her car, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in overturning her ...

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Laurel police officer settles illegal strip search case for $125K (access required)

A Washington, D.C., man has reached a $125,000 settlement in his lawsuit claiming a Laurel police officer performed an illegal and public strip search during a March 2014 traffic stop. Allen Sergeant alleged Officer Alfie G. Acol “demanded” Sergeant’s license ...

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4th Circuit declines challenge to strip searches in Md. jails

(AP) A federal appeals court has declined to reinstate lawsuits challenging strip-search and delousing practices in West Virginia and Maryland jails. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously upheld lower court rulings dismissing ...

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High court upholds jails’ strip searches

WASHINGTON — Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring that security trumps privacy in an often dangerous environment. In a 5-4 decision, the ...

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Arguments set in Maryland prison strip search appeal

HAGERSTOWN — A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments about the strip searches of eight workers at a Maryland state prison near Hagerstown. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is set to hear Tuesday from ...

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Law digest: 3/7/11 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, Judicial review: Meaningful judicial review was possible where the Board of Appeals summarized substantial evidence in support of its conclusory findings that the variance applicants had failed to establish that their proposed development would ...

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