Supreme Court to decide jail strip search case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court said Monday that it would decide whether a jail policy of strip searching every individual arrested for any minor offense violated constitutional privacy rights.

The high court agreed to hear an appeal by Albert Florence, who was strip searched twice at two different New Jersey jails over a six-day period after his arrest on a warrant for a traffic fine he had already paid.

He said in his lawsuit that the conduct at the two jails violated his constitutional rights.  More...

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