4th Circ. Nixes Photographer's Suit Over Police Search

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 7:33 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that the U.S. did not violate the Privacy Protection Act by searching a photojournalist's home as part of its investigation into criminal activity during a demonstration against the International Monetary Fund.

Like the lower court, the Fourth Circuit found that law enforcement officers had probable cause to believe that photographer Laura Sennett took part in a demonstration that allegedly caused $200,000 in property damage at a Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., where some of the 200 delegates attending an annual...
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