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    Middle school strip-search for two ibuprofen!!

    Date: 01.20.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Yes, this happened to 13-year-old 8th grader Savana in Arizona. Now the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if her rights were violated and whether she may proceed with a lawsuit against the school. The case will be argued in April, 2009 and a decision is expected during the summer of 2009. Find out the details about Savana Redding’s case concerning a strip search of a student.


     Mary Beth Tinker [Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)] with Savana at the Supreme Court in April, 2009.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Devin
      Thu, 26 Feb 2009 at 07:03

      All I can say is WOW

      Judge Tom’s response:
      Stay tuned for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on this case. It is scheduled for argument on April 21, 2009. We’ll post the results when announced – probably this summer.