October 13, 2011
"Oral Argument in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington"
Thoughts from Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy on the strip-search case:
My sense of the argument was that the Justices were pretty skeptical of engaging in the kind of line-drawing that the Petitioner advocated. It was just too hard to distinguish a 10-foot inspection from a 5-foot inspection from a 2-foot inspection, or to distinguish a major crime from a minor one. So I would guess the votes will be there for a conclusion that no line-drawing as required, as the government has the discretion to do a close visual inspection of all arrestees when they enter jail.
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