As reported by Associated Press on 6-25-09 (if someone can link, please do..this is a very important ruling) The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that strip searching in public schools is illegal. The case stems from an incident in a school in Arizona in which school officials STRIP-SEARCHED a 13 year old girl looking for "illegal" drugs. The school officials had a tip from another student that the girl was carrying extra strength Ibuprofen (which is basically like aspirin). This is a very surprising ruling according to most legal scholars as the current make-up of the court leans toward the conservative angle on most issues. Yet the vote was 8-1 against the school in question. One other issue is that this took several years to get to the Supreme Court as the girl is now in college.