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13-year-old girls have rights, too

There are sound reasons for limiting the legal rights of public schoolchildren, and for banning prescription and even over-the-counter drugs at school. But it was a relief to see the U.S. Supreme Court draw the line today at strip-searching 13-year-old girls in search of ibuprofen — and with a strong 8-1 majority, leaving only Justice Clarence Thomas to defend the authorities at an Arizona middle school.

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