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Tag Archives: Judge Rebecca Beach Smith

Engineer’s PIP Was ‘Materially Adverse Action’ (access required)

A NASA research engineer can try his claims for national origin and religion discrimination under Title VII; emails with his supervisor demonstrated “protected activity” and the conditions placed on a performance improvement plan rendered the PIP a “materially adverse action,” ...

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No Suppression for NIT Warrant Delay (access required)

The government’s delay in serving a warrant for use of a Network Investigative Technique to uncover defendant’s child pornography computer files accessed through “Playpen,” a website that facilitated distribution of child pornography, does not require suppression of evidence for an ...

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Child Porn Defendant Denied IT Discovery (access required)

Following prior opinions of the East­ern District of Virginia covering the same Fourth Amendment issues, a Norfolk U.S. District Court upholds the government’s use of a Network Inves­tigative Technique to conduct searches of personal computers after its seizure of “Playpen,” ...

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