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SUPREME COURT: Strip search ruling is unreasonable

Letter by Suzi Loya, Gig Harbor on April 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm | 10 Comments »
April 9, 2012 1:11 pm

Help me understand a recent Supreme Court ruling. If I am arrested for jaywalking (or similar minor offense), I can be strip searched without probable cause before entering a correctional facility. However, if I am pulled over while driving and the officer has no reason to suspect drugs or weapons, he must legally procure a warrant, or have my consent, before searching me.

What I do understand is a person does not give up 4th Amendment rights by virtue of detainment. There is nothing at all “reasonable” about this high court decision.

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