Any thoughts on this case? I haven't seen it discussed here in PRSI yet. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-scotus-stripsearch22-2009apr22,0,6016774.story Ms. Redding was featured on NPR this morning also. The NYT ran an editorial a few days ago advocating on the side of freedom from illegal search and seizure, although they used the humiliation argument as one of their core arguments. I don't really have strongly held views on this at the moment. I am quite sure that, when I was that age, I would have been quite offended by this kind of treatment, and Ms. Redding in any event seems to have been wrongly accused (although it's less clear that she was wrongly accused in bad faith). I wonder a few things, specifically... - Strip searches are in general humiliating. I think people agree with this. They are also standard practice in other settings. Are they differentially humiliating to adolescents? Is there evidence they are particularly likely to cause psychological trauma? If not, to what extent is their humiliating character relevant? - What is the body of evidence that strip searches actually reduce the rate of drug availability or consumption in schools? - What are appropriate checks and balances to warrant-less search and seizure by schools?