Brave Young Woman Fights Back and Wins

This morning the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the strip search of 13-year-old Savana Redding was unconstitutional.   School officials at her school in Safford, AZ, suspecting her of hiding prescription-strength Advil and Aleve and forced her to expose her breasts and pelvic area to school officials by asking her to take off her outer clothes and then having her pull her underclothes away from her body.  The Court said that was an unreasonable violation of her Fourth Amendment rights.

Here's a video-clip of a very articulate Savana and her mother, along with one of her ACLU lawyers discussing what happened.

For more, check out the ACLU facts and arguments on this case.


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