Ninth Circuit Strip Search Law In Flux After Bull v. San Francisco Opinion


The Ninth Circuit's recent published decision in Bull v. City and County of San Francisco shows potential changes coming in the Circuit's -- and perhaps the nation's -- strip search law. On the surface, the 2-1 decision written by Judge Sidney Thomas (denying qualified immunity for the Sheriff's former strip search policy) follows existing circuit law. But an extraordinary concurrence by Judge Sandra Ikuda and a dissent by Judge Richard Tallman call for changes in the Circuit's

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