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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The court’s refreshing modesty.

Liberals are all atwitter about a Supreme Court ruling that determined that strip searches were not unconstitutional per se.

At a time when every issue requires a federal solution, it’s refreshing to find the Supreme Court, even if it’s only by a 5 to 4 majority, decide that the question of how arrestees are searched is not a constitutional issue.

Mind you, were I ever to be arrested I would not like to be stripped and searched. But neither would I find anything in the US constitution to prevent it. That is a matter for the states and cities. If you don’t like it gripe to your local city council or petition to have the chief of plice fired. But don’t make a federal case out of it.

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