Court: Strip-search violated rights
In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court said that Ariz. school officials violated a 13-year-old girl's rights by strip-searching her for prescription-strength ibuprofen. The justices declared that educators cannot force children to remove their clothing unless the student's safety is at risk. Justice Clarence Thomas cast the dissenting vote.
The high court also ruled, this time 5-4, that defendants have the right to cross-examine forensic ana- lysts who prepare lab reports on drugs and other evidence at trial. The case produced unusual alliances: Voting in the majority were Justices Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, John Paul Stevens and Clarence Thomas, while Justices Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Stephen Breyer dissented. As many as 1 mil in the U.S. have the swine flu, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which based the figure on mathematical modeling. The House was expected to approve a $550 mil defense authorization bill. Pres. Obama has threatened to veto the bill because it contains funding for fighter jets he does not want.
Source: Investor's Business Daily