Girl's Strip Search Violated Fourth Amendment Right Against Improper Search and Seizure

, Texas Lawyer

Ruling in a case that struck a chord with families nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said that the strip search of an Arizona middle school girl in pursuit of drugs in 2003 was a violation of her Fourth Amendment right against improper search and seizure. Eight justices mdash; all but Justice Clarence Thomas — agreed the search at a public school was excessive.

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