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No School Strip Searching Rules US Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court ruled that then thirteen year-old Savana Redding had her rights violated in school when officials made her strip search in order to determine if she had drugs in her panties. In a surprising 8-1 ruling, the court said her 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches had been violated. “Because there was no reason to sudpect the drugs presented a danger or were concealed in her underwear, we hold that the search did violate the constitution.”

The case originally was thrown out by a local judge but ruled valid by the Ninth Court of Appeals. The United States needs more cases in which individual rights are defended against arbitrary government actions. Schools have been notorious in violating the rights of students.