Strange ruling — the decision was 8-1 that the search was illegal, and the dissenting judge was Clarence Thomas.
The overall decision was 6-3, because the 6-member majority ruled that the administrators were not LIABLE for damages from the strip search since the court was making a new rule that they couldn’t have known about; two judges disagreed and thought the administrators should be held liable (Thomas obviously didn’t because he thought the search was legal).
I’m looking forward to reading Thomas’ dissent, because I’m sure I disagree with him, but his reasoning always makes me think about things.
You said — Didn’t see this posted yet.
That could be because a lot of FReepers don’t like things that the ACLU pursues... LOL...
Geeze! It took a Supreme Court ruling to determine something so obvious to anyone with a shred of common sense? This wins a "Duh!" award!
The **primary** purpose of the government schools is to turn children into compliant slaves of the state. This was its purpose in the beginning and it continues today. This is why the government school defenders fear homeschooling. Homeschooling children are not subject to government indoctrination and will be the independent citizens who will be the leaders of liberty in the future.
It's all about control, isn't it? Conditioning our kids to accept anything the statists decree.
I think it's about time for pitchforks and torches, tar and feathers, Smith and Wesson!