Safford Unified Sch. Dist. No. 1. v. Redding - U.S. Supreme Court
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Safford Unified Sch. Dist. No. 1. v. Redding

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging an unlawful search of a student, the denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity is affirmed where the search of Plaintiff's underwear violated the Fourth Amendment because the facts did not give school officials reasonable suspicion to search her underwear.

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Appellate Information

Argued April 21, 2009

Decided June 25, 2009

Judges

Souter, J., delivered the opinion of the Court.

Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part

Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.

Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part.

Counsel

For Petitioner:

Matthew W. Wright, Holm Wright Hyde & Hays PLC, Phoenix, AZ

For Respondent:

Adam B. Wolf, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA