Supreme Court considers stip searches in jails

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The Supreme Court heard a case in the middle of October about strip searches in county jails.

The Court heard the case of Albert Florence, a finance manager for a New Jersey car dealership, who was arrested on a warrant for an unpaid fine, according to CBS News.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Supreme Court justices seemed split on what kind of rule to implement that would affect all jails.

The Los Angeles Times noted that Justice Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said that "county jails are more dangerous than penitentiaries because you don't know who these people are."

CBS News reported that Thomas Goldstein, representing Florence, said the court should draw a line that limits intrusion into someone's privacy when there is no cause to suspect he is hiding anything.

Several of the justices expressed concerns about such points, saying that there is no need to subject a possibly innocent person to such a search.

The decision should come by spring.

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