Supremes rule — correctly — on strip-search case

I had posted earlier about this case before the Supreme Court, on the issue of strip-searching a 13-year-old student.

The AP reports:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school’s strip search of an Arizona teenage girl accused of having prescription-strength ibuprofen was illegal.

In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said school officials violated the law with their search of Savana Redding in the rural eastern Arizona town of Safford.

Redding, who now attends college, was 13 when officials at Safford Middle School ordered her to remove her clothes and shake out her underwear because they were looking for pills – the equivalent of two Advils. The district bans prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the school was acting on a tip from another student.

“What was missing from the suspected facts that pointed to Savana was any indication of danger to the students from the power of the drugs or their quantity, and any reason to suppose that Savana was carrying pills in her underwear,” Justice David Souter wrote in the majority opinion. “We think that the combination of these deficiencies was fatal to finding the search reasonable.”

In a dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas found the search legal and said the court previously had given school officials “considerable leeway” under the Fourth Amendment in school settings.

Officials had searched the girl’s backpack and found nothing, Thomas said. “It was eminently reasonable to conclude the backpack was empty because Redding was secreting the pills in a place should thought no one would look,” Thomas said.

Thomas warned that the majority’s decision could backfire. “Redding would not have been the first person to conceal pills in her undergarments,” he said. “Nor will she be the last after today’s decision, which announces the safest place to secrete contraband in school.”

I wonder where, if anywhere, Thomas would draw the line protecting the individual from intrusion by government. I’m sure he would do so on economic matters, to protect business from what he would see as excessive regulation, but beyond that I’m doubtful.

79 comments Add your comment

kitty

June 25th, 2009
12:01 pm

Heaven knows, Thomas knows a bit about what is found in undergarments (remember Anita Hill). Jeez, what an idiot.

Redneck Convert

June 25th, 2009
12:01 pm

Well, I say make them all go to school buck nekkid. You can’t trust them not to be carrying all kinds of drugs. And leastwise we could be sure they didn’t have knifes and guns and all that stuff. The SC is just plain wrong. It’s what happens when you got a bunch of Activist Judges up there in DC. Have a good p.m. everybody.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 25th, 2009
12:05 pm

Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 25th, 2009
12:06 pm

Don’t wanna talk about Obozo, eh, bookman?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 25th, 2009
12:13 pm

President Obama’s town hall meeting on health care delivered a sickly rating Wednesday evening.

The one-hour ABC News special “Primetime: Questions for the President: Prescription for America” (4.7 million viewers, 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the fewest viewers in the 10 p.m. hour. The special tied some 8 p.m. comedy repeats as the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network.

hehehehehe

Brad Steel

June 25th, 2009
12:14 pm

Thomas didn’t walk lock-goose-step with Scalia? That’s weird.

Copyleft

June 25th, 2009
12:20 pm

If Thomas had any respect for individual rights, he wouldn’t have been the Republican nominee.

Good to see that he’s in the overruled minority, where he belongs.

getalife

June 25th, 2009
12:24 pm

It was that time of the month.

“Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is taking her refusal to fully fill out her Census form, which is a crime punishable by a $5,000 fine, to a whole new level: Invoking the memory of the Japanese internment during World War II, and the evil role that the Census played in it!”

That moonbat is bat sh-it crazy ,

Geez.

HoyaLawya

June 25th, 2009
12:29 pm

Maybe Thomas should be strip-searched every day on his way into court. He might be smuggling in Viagra…

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:31 pm

How old is Clarence, any way? Just askin’…

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:34 pm

Whiner, I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat myself again…I think you have the hots for President Obama, but like a ten year old boy who doesn’t know how to express that love, he pulls the girls hair…Just sayin’

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:36 pm

HoyaLawya

June 25th, 2009
12:29 pm
Maybe Thomas should be strip-searched every day on his way into court. He might be smuggling in Viagra…
———————————-
Wouldn’t do him any good…I think he’s way out of puberty, now…Just guessin’…

AmVet

June 25th, 2009
12:36 pm

getalife, with Sarah BarraClueless seemingly relegated to the frozen fringe, perhaps the deranged Ms. Bachmann will be their next darling and poster girl.

That one is a real red-throated loon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-throated_Diver

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 25th, 2009
12:38 pm

Abnormal- Don’t project your freakish pathologies on me and I won’t turn you into a laughingstock, laughingstock.

That's just sick

June 25th, 2009
12:39 pm

Maybe Thomas should be strip-searched every day on his way into court. He might be smuggling in Viagra…

He might enjoy it.

That's just sick

June 25th, 2009
12:41 pm

Obsession = “hots”

Well, that’s just, you know…

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:41 pm

Whiner…Bless your heart…

getalife

June 25th, 2009
12:42 pm

AmVet,

Her crazy eyes show she has the con mental disorder really bad.

Here are the bribers er lobbyists trying to kill health care.

http://www.npr.org/news/specials/2009/hearing-pano/

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
12:45 pm

Good for the SCOTUS!

booger

June 25th, 2009
12:45 pm

I Report’

Do you think people may be getting a little sick of seeing Obama’s face on TV every time you turn it on.

I would love to hear what the group of Doctors who were denied airtime on ABC for a paid commercial on their views of the plan. More of that fair and balanced crap.

Doggone/GA

June 25th, 2009
12:46 pm

“Thomas didn’t walk lock-goose-step with Scalia? That’s weird.”

Second time, I think. Wasn’t he the lone discenter on the Voting Rights decision?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

June 25th, 2009
12:51 pm

June 25 (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, a reminder that companies will keep cutting staff even as the economy stabilizes.

Hey! I “expected” it, eeewwwww

Turd Ferguson

June 25th, 2009
12:51 pm

An issue over Advil, strip searching a 13 year old, the constant hysteria…This whole issue has gotten way out of hand. This is an example of the war on drugs gone to absurd levels. The DEA began with Nixon in 1972 I believe. Legalization is the only answer.

“Legalize it, dont criteecize it mahn!!”
“You cant kill Pot and Coke…their here to stay….”

I must agree with J and the judges on this one. Hopefully the strip-searched girl will now counter with a major lawsuit.

On another note…Ed McMahon should have developed the show “Strip-Search!!” YEA!!

Northern Songs Ltd

June 25th, 2009
12:52 pm

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the declared winner in Iran’s disputed presidential election, said Thursday that President Obama should stop “interfering” in Iran’s affairs

Since it clearly doesn’t matter what tone the President takes, why can’t he be as forceful as possible about this madness in Iran. Or is it as many suspect (Gawd I hate agreeing with Andy), he just doesn’t have what it takes.

suck my thumb

June 25th, 2009
12:53 pm

booger & Whine, I was able to stomach about 5 minutes of the Obobblehead Love Fest. Diane & Charlie could not have shown they’re bias any more clearly

getalife

June 25th, 2009
12:54 pm

Farrah is gone.

Yes, I had her poster on my wall.

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:55 pm

Northern Songs Ltd

June 25th, 2009
12:52 pm
——————-
You answered your own question…it clearly doesn’t matter…

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
12:56 pm

RIP Farrah…..

Normal

June 25th, 2009
12:57 pm

getalife

June 25th, 2009
12:54 pm
Farrah is gone.

Yes, I had her poster on my wall.
————————-
I still do…what a beauty…just sayin’

@@

June 25th, 2009
12:57 pm

So how are we gonna know if schools are “Safe and Drug Free”? The federal government has money to give away if they are so deemed.

Search me!!!!

The Constitution and Bill of Rights are sufficient. Politicians, however, have this insatiable need to enact beyond. Are they moonlighting or limelighting?

AmVet

June 25th, 2009
12:57 pm

getalife, are you telling me the health care industry in this country needs fixing?
I doubt Aetna, the giant HMOs and Big pharma, among MANY others don’t agree.

What are you? Some sort of socialist?

Doggone/GA

June 25th, 2009
12:59 pm

“he just doesn’t have what it takes.”

And maybe, just maybe, he has enough smarts to know that it’s better to let the entrenched powers in Iran go down in flames all on their own. The protestors have not asked for our help, this is THEIR fight…not ours.

If they ask, then maybe it’s a different ball game. But they haven’t asked.

suck my thumb

June 25th, 2009
1:00 pm

Man she was every man/woman/teenage boy’s fanatasy! RIP

getalife

June 25th, 2009
1:05 pm

AmVet,

Yes, I support the greatest socialism in the world.

The American military.

Normal

June 25th, 2009
1:09 pm

getalife

June 25th, 2009
1:05 pm
AmVet,

Yes, I support the greatest socialism in the world.

The American military.
————————
Getalife, I like you…

AmVet

June 25th, 2009
1:11 pm

BTW, congats on your Bayou Bengals.

Football champs in 1958, 2003 and 2007.

Baseball champs 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2009.

Pretty impressive…

N.J

June 25th, 2009
1:11 pm

Why should he be. The current situation in Iran is the result of previous presidents sticking their noses where they should not. Its up to the Iranian people to decide what they actually want, and the problem still remains that there is nothing democratic about either side in this case. If a real and total count were performed odds are and most political analysts who have no stake in the matter agree, that Ahmadinejad probably still would have won the election, maybe by a mere 51 percent, but he still is the likely winner. The fact remains that there is little noise about the results that is going on outside of Tehran, and in essence, even before the election Moussavi and other anti Ahmadinejad candidates asserted that even if they LOST the election, they intended to stir up the media or to get the west to intervene, or simply stir up the public so they could seize power non-democratically if necessary.

Basically Moussavi and his primary supporters Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, are some of the wealthiest men in Iran, and they represent a very despised class in Iran. Rafsanjani is the WEALTHIEST man in Iran and he is still licking his wounds from his defeat at the hands of Ahmadinejad in 2005. Rafsanjani lost to Ahmadinejad primarily because the poor blame the wealthy of Iran for their problems. They still do Ahmadinejad came from that group.

Most interesting is the way Ahmadinejad has been misrepresented in the American press. Far from being closely involved with the takeover of the American embassy in 1979, Ahmadinejad was one of a small minority of students who opposed this takeover, seeing the Soviet Union, not the United States, as comprising the larger danger and he wanted to seize the Soviet Embassy and hold their diplomats hostage. He was basically ignored,.

They are the Iranian equivalents of the CEO’s being questioned by Congress recently. They have rather cleverly played the younger technocrats and university students in Iran in what amounts to little more than a palace coup. Ahmadinejad has strong following in those who oppose this wealthy class, the poor of Iran, who make up about 70 percent of the population. Moussavi is simply another oligarch attempting to copy the “color revolutions” of the ex Soviet Union which did little more than exchange a dictatorship from Moscow for a local dictatorship.

While some electoral rigging may have taken place, more sober analysts of the Iranian political scene in the west note that Ahmadinejad retained immense strength among the urban and rural poor, a huge majority of the voters in Iran.

getalife

June 25th, 2009
1:12 pm

Thanks Normal.

N.J

June 25th, 2009
1:12 pm

Of course the decision was correct. Illegal search and seizure finally gets its day in court.

GOP is gone

June 25th, 2009
1:16 pm

Like someone would actually put an advil in their mouth after stashing it in their underwear?

It’s an ADVIL people. Wow, prescription strength…technically she would need 4 OTC advils to reach prescription strength advil. That might start to chafe some, with 4 little caplets in your drawers.

getalife

June 25th, 2009
1:18 pm

AmVet,

It was a great series.

Cajuns are very drunk and very happy today :)

N.J

June 25th, 2009
1:20 pm

Looking at Iran, one must also consider what Iraqis are saying now about “co-ercive Democracy”:

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi colonel, taking a break from overseeing Iraqi soldiers practicing their rifle skills, explained why Iraq — although doing better than anyone gave it credit for — was never going to be the kind of place where human rights reigned or rule of law actually ruled.

“You brought us this democracy and it gave us indigestion — it was too much for us,” he said.

Two weeks from the much-heralded withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraqi cities, Iraq is marching toward full sovereignty to its own tune — one quite different from that envisioned when the U.S. and its coalition partners toppled Saddam to create an outpost of democracy in the Middle East.

An increasingly independent Iraq, perhaps unsurprisingly, has turned more … Iraqi.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/iraq/090617/iraq-fails-the-democracy-taste-test

For the last few decades, Democracy has not done all that well in the United States. Things like the Patriot act, where Americans have decided to give up many of their freedoms in exchange for a false sense of security, as well as the simple idea that it was appropriate to strip search a young person at school, without any real evidence or due process BEFORE the fact, is another indicator that in all things, democracy is at best, relative.

@@

June 25th, 2009
1:21 pm

Huffington is open for twitters from Iran. Assuming they’re legitimate, some excerpts from excerpts:

Even if President Obama just cares about the Iranian nuclear program and doesn’t want to meddle in Iran’s affairs, he needs to know that if he strongly supports the people of Iran and speak action against this regime, the cost to him will be much lower than the cost he has to pay after the regime successfully represses the people of Iran and the Islamic hardliners obtain nuclear capability? President Obama: Be alert and speak up soon! President Obama: Thank you for being mindful and not wanting to meddle in Iranian affairs… but why would we write our signs in English [in protests] if we didn’t want the West’s help?”

“… to answer your question, when we are confronted with the most repressive response on the streets, President Obama only said: ‘we are watching Iran!’ Well, please tell him this sentence is not going to have any impacts on these close-minded religious fanatics… In my opinion, the President of the United States needs to speak with more force about the situation, or at least behind the scenes, push for the most intense sanctions against these savages… I think that Mr. Obama is thoughtful and very likeable, and ever since his speech in Cairo, my liking him has been strengthened.”

Your government says that it supports the freedom fighters of Iran… we don’t need your physical intervention, but we need you to amplify the voice of Iranians throughout the world… please pressure our government to establish a 24-hour news channel that would show all sides of the debate… The dictatorial regime can only survive if the people remain in the darknesss… that’s why they are so terrified of 8 hours of daily programming from Voice of America… Did you know that many of the bloody images that the people of the world are seeing from our streets haven’t even reached millions in Iran… [and] many Iranians have no idea about the way Neda [Soltani] was killed? As I write this, I am choking back the tears… why should your young people live in freedom and security and my youth burn in the repression of this regime?

Sure sounds like cries for help to me.

clyde

June 25th, 2009
1:22 pm

Good decision,Supreme Court.

That's just sick

June 25th, 2009
1:24 pm

Democracy is what the GOP defines it to be. At least, that’s how these American Taliban would have it in their definition of a “perfect” world.

cubalibre

June 25th, 2009
1:24 pm

I was hoping for this result, but I have to admit that I’m quite surprised that Scalia, Roberts & Alito didn’t agree with Thomas. Those four usually goose-step in unison, especially when it comes to trampling the 4th Amendment. Hopefully, these “zero tolerance” policies in school systems across the country will now be tempered with some common sense. (No, I’m not holding my breath, but one can hope.)

getalife

June 25th, 2009
1:28 pm

@@,

Sounds like con bs to me.

Tweets allow only 140 characters silly.

@@

June 25th, 2009
1:30 pm

Boy howdy, do I share Barone’s opinion of Obama:

Some of this is a legitimate response to the political process: Voters tend to elect presidents who seem to possess qualities and views they thought lacking in their predecessors. But some of it, and especially in the case of Barack Obama, seems to come from an adolescent-like confidence that everything done by those who came before is (insert your own generation’s expletive here).

We have seen this spectacularly in the dozen days since the June 12 Iranian election. Back in July 2007, Obama said that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other tyrants without preconditions. Grownup squares like George W. Bush wouldn’t talk to these guys, so as the avatar of the generation of hope and change, Obama would. Obama figured he was cool enough to get the mullahs to agree to renounce nuclear weapons and all that hate stuff.

Obama has held to this ever since. Before June 12, he said he would give the Iranian leaders till the end of the year to be enchanted. When millions of Iranians started demonstrating in the streets, denouncing the obvious election fraud and in some cases calling for an end to the regime, his initial responses verged on stony indifference.

His indifference to all things NOT Obama is indicative of narcissism.

@@

June 25th, 2009
1:32 pm

Sorry Getalife! They were e-mails.

@@

June 25th, 2009
1:33 pm

Getalife:

I’m silly for not being a twit?

(ISH)

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
1:36 pm

@@

I’m so glad you have found the joy of cut and paste……

Good Girl!

GayGrayGeek

June 25th, 2009
1:38 pm

@@ @ 1:32 – Um, but you didn’t call them emails. Your own words: Huffington is open for twitters from Iran. Assuming they’re legitimate, some excerpts from excerpts

“Twitters” != “Email”

Normal

June 25th, 2009
1:40 pm

GayGrayGeek

June 25th, 2009
1:38 pm
——————–
Touche!

That's just sick

June 25th, 2009
1:40 pm

In the fall of 2006, one day after the Justice Department granted permission to a U.S. attorney to place a wiretap on a Republican congressman suspected of corruption, existence of the investigation was leaked to the press — not only compromising the sensitive criminal probe but tipping the lawmaker off to the wiretap.

Career federal law enforcement officials who worked directly on a probe of former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) said they believe that word of the investigation was leaked by senior Bush administration political appointees in the Justice Department in an improper and perhaps illegal effort to affect the outcome of an election.

Then again, it IS the GOP way.

Bosch

June 25th, 2009
1:47 pm

@@,

From below.

I don’t need a pious lecture from you – you act like your the only one to experience tragedy :roll:

I was just trying to have a discussion, but as always you have to take it so personally – and the claws zip out. Glad your nieces/nephews are doing well.

@@

June 25th, 2009
1:55 pm

GGG:

I called ‘em twitters because that’s what I’ve grown accustomed to hearing.

No big deal.

Mrs. G:

Feel free to cut & paste a recipe or two.

I use them to convey a philosophy/thought with which I agree.

Saves on typing text. If there’s something within where I don’t agree, I’ll usually note my disagreement.

I’ve commented on Obama’s child-like behavior before. You and undying fans like you do him no justice in stunting his growth.

Step aside and let him get that swift kick from reality. We’ll all be better off if you do.

DrinkSlinger

June 25th, 2009
1:58 pm

Of course adults shouldn’t be able to search children unless they are their own or the parents are present and have given permission. Shouldn’t that be obvious?

josef nix

June 25th, 2009
2:01 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

Abnormal- Don’t project your freakish pathologies on me and I won’t turn you into a laughingstock, laughingstock.

NORMAL–Begone before a house falls on you, too!

:-)

josef nix

June 25th, 2009
2:06 pm

To the thread at hand…this is a relief…and as far as Thomas is concened, does anyone really take him seriously?

GayGrayGeek

June 25th, 2009
2:06 pm

@@ – If you want your words to be believed and understood, you should strive to use the same definitions as most everyone else. Using your own definitions, then getting huffy when you’re called on it, isn’t all that constructive.

Typically Republican’t, yes. Constructive, no.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
2:07 pm

Funny…I remember being hounded about cut and paste….I personally
agree with you about it’s efficacy.

So did your undying support of George W. Bush stunt his growth?
And Cheney too?

GayGrayGeek

June 25th, 2009
2:09 pm

josef @ 2:06 : <i.as far as Thomas is concened, does anyone really take him seriously?

Only when he has four “friends” who vote Just Like Him.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
2:10 pm

josef nix

did ya’ read Blinded by the Right?

josef nix

June 25th, 2009
2:14 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

did ya’ read Blinded by the Right?

No, fill me in…

josef nix

June 25th, 2009
2:17 pm

GayGrayGeek

Only when he has four “friends” who vote Just Like Him.

I’d argue that he usually votes just like them! You’re giving him too much credit, :-)

RB from Gwinnett

June 25th, 2009
2:19 pm

Would it matter to any of you if it was a male student and it was heroine he was suspected to have in his shorts? How about a gun? Is it ok to invade his privacy if it’s a gun he’s suspected of having? Would it matter if they had found what they were looking for in her underwear? As CT said, this decision has opened the door to a very slippery slope. Get caught, put ______ in underwear, no problem.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 25th, 2009
2:27 pm

josef nix

Blinded by the right: The Conscience of an ex-Conservative

http://www.smh.com.au/cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2002/10/11/1034222587512.html

Personal Opinion – Clarence Thomas ptui!

josef nix

June 25th, 2009
2:39 pm

Mrs. Godzilla–thanks, don’t know how I missed it, but I wasn’r that taken with the hoop-lah over Clinton’s pecadillos. Had a brother and sister in Arkansas during the Clinton gubernatorial years and most of his and her White House shennigans paled in comparison.

sane jane

June 25th, 2009
2:41 pm

Didn’t @@ recently subject us to some tirade about never (EVER!) commenting here again? “Free at last, free at last… thank god almighty I am FREE AT LAST!”???

Reminds me of the kid who (slowly) packs his bags while threatening to run away from home. “I REALLY mean it this time!”

(Mom opens the front door: “Go right ahead. See you at dinnertime. 6p, sharp.”)

Bosch

June 25th, 2009
2:55 pm

sane jane,

She’s addicted. It’s an ugly thing.

RB,

What’s your point?

@@

June 25th, 2009
3:08 pm

GGG:

You’re gonna have to point to the post where “I got huffy?”

sane jane:

You’re mistaken. I never said never or (EVER).

I find laundry day very boring. I could be watching daytime television. Naahhhhh

I could be laying by the pool but then the laundry wouldn’t get done.

What’s a girl to do? Change her online @@?

@@

June 25th, 2009
3:09 pm

Bosch:

My child is away at school. Yours?

sane jane

June 25th, 2009
3:12 pm

Depends on the source of the info, RB. A fellow student said Savana gave her the ibuprofen. Do you really find the actions taken reasonable based on that intel? Should she have been waterboarded? WHERE IS THE ADVIL YOUNG LADY!?!?

But to answer your question: boy? Doesn’t matter. Heroin? No. Gun? They have these things called wands and metal detectors. Not strip searches.

Having said that, if the intel was “X student said he’s got a gun & will shoot up the place at 2p” I would have NO problem with stronger measures taken – detain the kid, question both the suspect and the person who made the accusation, wand the individual, search the locker, search the car (if present), etc.

Either crisis averted, or the kid who cried wolf gets expelled. (or at least you get to the bottom of the story – where did this rumor start?)

My car and locker got searched by the campus cops when i was a senior because I told a fellow student I was going to shoot him. A totally baseless, idiotic, hyperbolic statement that I had no intent on following through. But the school was right to do what it did.

Mike "Hussein" Smith

June 25th, 2009
3:27 pm

Well, Clarence is half-right about what the court has said.
In a 1985 opinion, the majority warned against “excessive”
searches. Of course, he only remembers the possibility of
inflicting punishment on somebody else.

TnGelding

June 25th, 2009
3:34 pm

OUR guy on the court did it again. How in the world could Nunn and Fowler have voted to confirm him? At first you have to give him credit for having the guts to vote his opinion, but then you start thinking he’s still just trying to get under the skin of the liberals with a meaningless dissent. He also said:

Only Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the part of the ruling that Redding’s privacy rights had been violated.

Thomas said the ruling “grants judges sweeping authority to second-guess the measures that these officials take to maintain discipline in their schools and ensure the health and safety of the students in their charge.”

We need to rethink this whole public education thing. I’ve been thinking one reason so many of our young people are so maladjusted is that we get them up before daylight and put them on a big yellow school bus when they’re only 5 years old. What good is the information superhighway if you don’t use it? Let’s cross that bridge to the 21st century and be more creative and innovative about improving old ways that aren’t working.

SaveOurRepublic

June 25th, 2009
4:19 pm

Congrats to the “Supremes” for making the correct decision. We need less Orwellian police-state tactics in society (government schools included).

RLJ

June 25th, 2009
10:37 pm

For all of you taking swipes at all conservatives and Republicans because of Thomas’s vote on the ruling, did you notice the decision was 8-1? It makes me wonder what kind of education some liberals receive.

TnGelding

June 26th, 2009
1:12 am

Let’s hear it for the ACLU for winning the case for the girl. Hip, Hip, Hurray!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090625/ts_nm/us_usa_school_stripsearch_2

flanna.kersting

July 18th, 2009
12:06 am