All Your Cavities Are Belong To Us

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Supreme Court gives the thumbs-up (sorry) to strip searches for any arrest, including misdemeanors. Examples cited in the briefs included violations of leash laws and unpaid parking tickets.

The five conservative justices who made up the majority cited public safety and terrorism, among other justifications. That they don’t think this will be routinely abused as extra-judicial punishment for contempt-of-cop, having brown skin, or some other imaginary infraction is more evidence of how these decisions are continually undermined by the fact that only two justices on the current Court have any criminal law experience, and none have any experience in criminal defense. (The last Supreme Court justice who did any criminal defense work was Thurgood Marshall, who retired more than 20 years ago.)

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52 Responses to “All Your Cavities Are Belong To Us”

  1. #1 |  M | 

    Best damn headline I’ve seen in a while, thanks RB

  2. #2 |  CharlesWT | 

    How To Conduct a Strip-Search: A top-to-bottom guide.