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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1997
A case involving a strip-search of two second-grade girls in Talledega, Alabama, was dismissed with an eight-to-three vote by the 11th Circuit Court. The court issued an opinion on only one question in the case: whether the employees involved were entitled to "qualified immunity." Advises administrators to be cautious and permit strip…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1986
Reviews a recent case involving searches of student lockers from the Washington State Court of Appeals. According to this decision the Supreme Court's two criteria of reasonableness in student searches ("New Jersey v. T.L.O.") also apply to student lockers and may apply to searches of student desks, cars, and clothing. (MD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Illegal Drug Use
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1986
In the "New Jersey vs. T.L.O." decision the Supreme Court clarified the law concerning student searches. Reviews two recent California cases illustrating how courts are interpreting the Supreme Court decision in a way that upholds reasonable student searches. (MD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Crime