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Merit Decision: Court Okays Searches of Student Book Bag Left on School Bus. State v. Polk.

On May 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Polk, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2735. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Kennedy, the court upheld the propriety of the searches of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of Searches by Public School Employees. State of Ohio v. Joshua Polk.

Update: On May 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“This was a backpack sitting on an empty school bus.  In this day, that’s concerning. I can’t help … Continue reading

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