posted by [identity profile] holmes-iv.livejournal.com at 07:42pm on 22/04/2009
Justice Ginsburg also apparently gave Breyer the what-for after that remark, on roughly the grounds you cite. My own personal reaction to this case is a sort of multi-tiered head-desking: wow, that's a very thorough search on very flimsy grounds, seems pretty bad on its face—oh, but they felt they had to be really careful, because they thought she might have ... ADVIL????
 
posted by [identity profile] orichalcum.livejournal.com at 07:53pm on 22/04/2009
Yes. Personally, I regularly carried 800 mg or more of Advil to school when I was 13, because I needed it sometimes!
 
posted by [identity profile] digitalemur.livejournal.com at 09:39pm on 22/04/2009
Yeah, I carried at least two full doses of Tylenol to school quite regularly. I can pretty much guarantee you that the number one reason kids bring analgesics to school against school rules is menstrual cramps. As women are more prone to migraines and men don't get menstrual cramps, these rules impact young women more than young men.

Also, these male justices fail to recognize that there's a big difference in what you see in a boys' locker room these days compared to a girls' locker room. We all changed under our clothes or in our shower stalls, in my middle school.
 
posted by [identity profile] orichalcum.livejournal.com at 10:07pm on 22/04/2009
And you managed to deal with livestock run amok, I suspect, despite your drugged state!
 
posted by [identity profile] cerebralpaladin.livejournal.com at 03:49am on 23/04/2009
In general, I find that people of our parents' generation and older tend to assume a great deal more nudity in gym locker rooms than I (or the relatively small number of other people our age I've talked to about it) actually experienced. There tends to be a lot of assumption of naked showering, where in my experience it was pretty much "quick reduction to underwear and then redressing."

 
posted by [identity profile] meepodeekin.livejournal.com at 02:06am on 23/04/2009
Are you kidding? I had a whole bottle! This is ridiculous. I don't come from the public school, metal detector, etc. world so it is even more shocking for me. Once when I was in school a kid was caught with a gun on campus and they still didn't start searching us, even cursorily. I'm even more glad now that my (weirdly conservative) parents paid to send me to a hippie day school.

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