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Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
Hickox v. Christie
Citation:205 F.Supp.3d 579
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Hickox is detained in Newark Liberty International Airport upon her return from treating Ebola patients in West Africa during a viral outbreak of the disease in that region. Her quarantine period lasted approximately 80 hours.
After an initial screening by the CDC (a federal agency), Hickox was then taken into state-mandated quarantine pursuant to the State’s Ebola Preparedness Plan. Hickox was detained and kept in quarantine pursuant to both state law and the State Department of Health (DOH).
At this time, Ebola was generally contained to geographic regions (like West Africa), and had not been brought into the United States. Hickox filed suit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against state authorities.
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