E.D.Pa.: Searching administratively impounded taxi states 4A claim

Plaintiff states a claim against the Philadelphia Parking Authority for detaining his temporarily impounded taxi for a later search without justification. Mbagwu v. PPA Taxi & Limousine Div., 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167790 (E.D. Pa. Sep. 16, 2022).

A cross-sex strip search of a Muslim inmate stated a claim under Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA). The rest to be determined on remand. West v. Radtke, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25978 (7th Cir. Sep. 16, 2022).

There was probable cause on the totality for a search without mentioning all the CI’s information. The fact “drugs” aren’t mentioned in the texts isn’t material. “Officers need not hear ‘magic words’ before seeking a warrant. Cf. United States v. Allen, 211 F.3d 970, 975 (6th Cir. 2000) (en banc).” United States v. Dawson, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25980 (6th Cir. Sep. 15, 2022).

Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana wasn’t legalization, so there was still probable cause for the search. Hall v. State, 2022 Md. App. LEXIS 676 (App. Sep. 15, 2022).*

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