Remember all the blog coverage (and not just here) about school officials’ strip search of a 13-year-old Arizona student in a “zero-tolerance” motivated quest for that dreaded scourge, Ibuprofen? I covered the original decision upholding the search here, noted the grant of rehearing here, and the en banc reversal here. Here’s the en banc opinion: Redding v. Safford USD #1, case no. 05-15759 (9th Cir. (en banc) July 11, 2008).
SCOTUS granted cert Friday afternoon, so there is sure to be another burst of blog coverage about the case. If you want to get up to speed while saving yourself some clicks, go straight to this synopsis by newly minted California lawyer “Gabriel Malor” (a pseudonym, for reasons he explains here). (Don’t be misled by the “moronlogger” label in his sidebar. He [assuming “Gabriel” is really a “he”] frequently provides very good, concise coverage of major legal developments at his blog, Gabriel Malor.)