18 Nov Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts
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Here are published decisions involving local governments from the federal appellate courts from November 11, 2013 through November 15, 2013:
- Winslow v. Aroostook County, No. 13-1319 (Nov. 15, 2013) (finding Winslow is not a whistleblower under Maine Whistleblowers’ Protection Act).
- Lynch v. City of New York, No. 12-3089 (Nov. 15, 2013) (affirming summary judgment for NYPD in Fourth-Amendment challenge to City policy requiring breathalyzer test for any officer whose firearm discharge results in death or injury; testing under the policy is a reasonable “special needs” search).
- Union County v. MERSCORP, Inc., No. 13-1443 (Nov. 14, 2013) (in class action initiated by counties, determining that mortgages need not be recorded under Illinois statute).
- Johnson v. Muhammed, No. 11-5115 (Nov. 15, 2013) (affirming grant of summary judgment to D.C. government because it had no authority to prevent strip searches where officer was a federal official acting under color of federal law).