Supreme Court Case

615 Words3 Pages
Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls
536 U.S. 822 (2002)
No. 01-332.
United States Supreme Court.
Argued March 19, 2002.
Decided June 27, 2002.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT

The Law: This case deals with the Fourth Amendment and “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” The Fourth Amendment is implicated by the procedure of searching for urine to be tested by public school staff. The School District’s Policy is reviewed to check its reasonableness which is the bench mark of government related searches (Board).
The Facts of the Case: At issue was that the Policy violated the Fourth Amendment. Two Tecumseh High School students and their parents brought forward this case stating it implicated the Fourth Amendment’s right of privacy. A summary judgment was granted by the District Court (Board 2). The Court of Appeals of the Tenth Circuit held that the Policy violated the Fourth Amendment. The appell...
Open Document