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N.C. Abortion Law Violates First Amendment (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court decision striking a North Carolina law requiring physicians to display a sonogram and communicate specific information about fetal development to women seeking abortions, as a violation of the First Amendment. The North Carolina ...

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Plan Should Have Asked for Medical Records (access required)

ERISA’s “collaborative” process for reviewing disability claims required defendant plan, at a minimum, to clearly tell claimant she needed to provide records from a psychologist who, in the wake of claimant’s multiple chest surgeries treated her for post-traumatic stress disorder ...

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Qualified Immunity Upheld in Strip-Search Suit (access required)

Correctional officers at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center who conducted routine strip searches of arrestees have qualified immunity from the arrestees’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the 4th Circuit says the specific security concerns and procedures for conducting ...

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