“A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right.”
—Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Practice of Mass Student Searches & Random Lockdowns by Police & Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Missouri High School In a ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Burlison v. Springfield Public Schools, the court deemed a Missouri school districtís policy of imposing a ìlockdownî of the school for the purpose of allowing the local sheriffís department, aided by drug-sniffing dogs, to perform mass inspections of studentsí belongings to be a ìreasonable procedure to maintain the safety and security of students at the school,î and not a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of students.
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