UPDATE: Supreme Court rules strip search unconstitutional, saying that only when student safety is at risk may school officials strip search students. The search of her backpack and outer clothes was permissible, not searching her underwear! The ruling was 8 to 1. School officials are not personally liable, unfortunately, and the lower courts will determine […]
After being searched by her teacher, a student at an Oregon government middle school, said, “I didn’t want to argue, I didn’t know my rights — nobody told me.”
A Greene County, Virginia High School settled a law-suit over a mass strip-search by paying $5,000 to each of the 28 students named in the suit. The original strip-search occurred in May 1997 when a student reported $100 missing from his wallet. To try to recover the money, the school forced about 50 students from […]
With the help of their parents, five boys, aged 10 to 11, successfully sued the city of New York for unlawfully strip searching them while in attendance at a government (aka public) school in New York. The boys filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in September 2004 and won a $450,000 settlement from the city […]
Brian Werries thought his school administration was overreacting after the Columbine massacre. He could not have been closer to the truth.
The Supreme Court ruled that when police are searching for criminal evidence against a driver, they may also search the personal belongings of passengers. This ruling increased the already considerable power of police to search a driver without a warrant.
(3/3/98) Think the government wants to protect your rights? Think again. In January, as many as 30 teenagers were forced to strip down to their undergarments by government school teachers, who were searching for stolen CDs, money and makeup. The teenagers were given two choices – they could strip themselves or the teachers would strip […]