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this makes my blood boil


I cannot recall hearing a story on NPR that has every angered me as much as the one I heard this morning.

Supreme Court To Hear School Strip-Search Case

Redding says she was then asked to strip down to her underwear and stood there while the nurse and secretary inspected her clothes and shoes.

"Then, you know, I thought they were going to let me put my clothes back on, but instead they asked me to pull out my bra and shake it, and the crotch on my underwear, too," Redding says.


I cannot find any circumstance where this is acceptable behavior. When you hear more of the details surrounding the allegation is just gets worse.

A 13yr girl should never be subjected to this kind of treatment. To me this is almost akin to being molested by a teacher.

There's a special place in hell for an administrator who thinks this is acceptable behavior.

Comments

watson1
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Nerdiness is good. :) I love listening to Nina Totenburg, as well. She does an excellent analysis of what is going on with the court. Scalia is an idiot, but I think we all knew that. And Souter was pretty funny. :)

I just checked the court's vote in the drug testing cases:

The Vernonia case, which dealt with drug testing athletes, was 6 - 3. The three dissenting were Stevens, Souter and O'Connor.

The Earls case, which dealt with drug testing students involved in extracurriculars, was 5 - 4, with O'Connor, Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg dissenting.

Based on that previous voting pattern, and highlights from today's oral arguments -- I think the court is likely to find the strip search constitutional. But, then again, the court surprised me today by restricting police powers during the search of a car. I guess we'll know in a couple of months.
gatsbyfan
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Based on that previous voting pattern, and highlights from today's oral arguments -- I think the court is likely to find the strip search constitutional. But, then again, the court surprised me today by restricting police powers during the search of a car.
I know. I got the alert this morning from the WSJ and had to read it twice because I thought I read the ruling wrong. That really surprised me.

Based on that I have a little more hope that I normally would.

We really need another liberal/moderate woman on the Court.
watson1
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Based on that I have a little more hope that I normally would.

I hope so, but the majority included Scalia and Thomas. I'm not sure what they were thinking, but the fact that they voted with Stevens, Souter and Ginsberg is really freaking me out.

We really need another liberal/moderate woman on the Court.

We do. I think that Obama will nominate a liberal/moderate woman, but I'm afraid it's going to be as a replacement for Ginsberg. I'm incredibly pleased to see that she has come back, but I'm afraid she's going to retire because of her health problems.