FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4th, 2012
LP CHAIR: “GET READY TO STRIP FOR UNPAID TRAFFIC TICKET”
WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party denounces a U.S. Supreme Court decision, which on Monday struck down a legal complaint by a New Jersey man who was subjected to invasive strip searches after being erroneously detained on suspicion of an unpaid fine.
The Libertarian Party warns that the 5-4 ruling, supported by conservative justices along with Anthony M. Kennedy, establishes a new judicial precedent allowing invasive searches of individuals in detention for even minor infractions or by mistake. Continue reading