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Safford Unified School District v. Redding: NASW brief was cited by the Supreme Court

NASW’s brief was cited by the Supreme Court in the decision on Safford Unified School District v. Redding.

“Savana’s subjective expectation of privacy against such a search is inherent in her account of it as embarrassing,frightening, and humiliating. The reasonableness of her expectation (required by the Fourth Amendment standard) is indicated by the consistent experiences of other young people similarly searched, whose adolescent vulnerability intensifies the patent intrusiveness of the exposure. See Brief for National Association of Social Workers et al. as Amici Curiae 6–14; Hyman & Perone, The Other Side of School Violence: Educator Policies and Practices that may Contribute to Student Misbehavior, 36 J. School Psychology 7, 13 (1998) (strip search can “result in serious emotional damage”).”

Full opinion available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/08-479.pdf

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