The thing that most astounds me about the strip-search case currently before the supreme court
An assistant principal, enforcing the schoolâ€™s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One of the pills is as strong as two Advils.
The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, â€œthey asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,â€ she said. â€œThey made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.â€
is not that someone thought it was OK to strip search a thirteen-year old girl in school. It’s that someone thinks it’s a defensible case.