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U.S. Supreme Court won't hear toiletcam lawsuit

Yesterday's order list denying cert to Consolidated Freightways:

Previous decision, which the supremes let stand:

>A trucking company can't install hidden cameras and microphones in 
>employee bathrooms, a federal appeals court said. Consolidated Freightways 
>argued that it was allowed to place surveillance devices behind mirrors in 
>restrooms at its terminal in Mira Loma, California because of a collective 
>bargaining agreement it inked with the Teamsters that was protected under 
>federal law. But when workers discovered the equipment after a mirror fell 
>out of the wall, they sued under a California state law saying anyone who 
>installs a "two-way mirror permitting observation of any restroom" is 
>guilty of a misdemeanor.


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