The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that ibuprofen is not sufficient motivation for a strip search. Well, duh!
Only Clarence Thomas disagreed. He had the following impeachment-worthy comment:
“Preservation of order, discipline and safety in public schools is simply not the domain of the Constitution.”The Court didn't rule on the policy that led to the strip search, since that policy was not at issue. But I'm not bound to the case; I can say that zero-tolerance policies such as this are stupid, stupid, stupid. They are tools for overzealous martinets to lord their precious authority over children.
I only regret that the Court immunized the idiots who performed this abusive search.
(By the way, the CNN story on this ruling is completely inadequate. Every time a professional journalist publishes a story like that, he proves that blogs are not the problem.)