Thursday, December 29, 2011

Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington

Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits a jail to conduct a suspicionless strip search whenever an individual is arrested, including for minor offenses.

Plain English Issue: Does the Constitution permit the government to strip search every person admitted to a jail, even if there is no reasonable basis to suspect that the person has hidden weapons or contraband?

I wonder if how this comes down will have any effect on the TSA. I mean if the court grants 4th amendment rights to people processed into a jail, how could they fail to extend those same rights to people getting on planes?


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