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Supreme Court Finds Strip Search Unconstitutional

In 2003 thirteen year old Savana Redding was strip searched by officials are her Middle School looking for pain killers.  Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the search was illegal, violating Redding’s Forth Amendment rights.  School officials, however, are still entitled to qualified immunity for the search, as the standard was unclear at the time. This may be the final opinion of Justice Souter’s career, as he penned the majority decision.  The court found that the search was illegal 8-1, and for qualified immunity 7-2.  For more, you can read the stories on or ABC News, or read the decision itself.

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