Supreme Court: Strip Searching 13 y/o Girl Was Illegal
The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that the strip search of Savana Redding, which was motivated by rumors that she had two Ibuprofen pills in her possession, was illegal. The dissenting justice? Clarence Thomas, of course. However, the majority did rule that the vice principal who ordered the search could not be held liable for it, while Stevens and Ginsburg dissented from that opinion, noting that ordering the search was "abusive" and that he should have known it was not legally permissible.