THE CASE <ul><li>In this case a teacher at a New Jersey high school caught a 14-year-old freshman (T.L.O) smoking cigarettes in a school bathroom in violation of a school rule. the teacher the </li></ul><ul><li>student to the principal's office. During a meeting with the </li></ul><ul><li>teacher and Assistant Vice President T.L.O denied smoking. The </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Vice President demanded to see T.L.O's purse. When the </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Vice President opened T.L.O's purse, he found a </li></ul><ul><li>package of cigarettes and a package of rolling papers that are </li></ul><ul><li>commonly associated with the use of marijuana. The Assistant Vice </li></ul><ul><li>President the Assistant Vice President continued searching the </li></ul><ul><li>purse and located some marijuana, a pipe, plastic bags a fairly </li></ul><ul><li>substantial amount of money, an index card containing a list of </li></ul><ul><li>students who owed T.L.O money, and two letters that implicated </li></ul><ul><li>T.L.O in selling marijuana. </li></ul>
THE PROSECUTION <ul><li>The juvenile court held the Fourth Amendment applied to searches by school officials but that the search in questions was reasonable one and adjudged respondent to be a delinquent. The superior court of New Jersey agreed with the juvenile court but the New Jersey supreme court reversed the decision and ordered the suspension of the evidence found in the respondent's purse, holding that the search of the purse was unreasonable. School children said , have legitimate expectations of privacy. </li></ul>
THE DEFENSE <ul><li>The school appealed to the Supreme Court and the case was decided on January 15, 1985. The lawyers for the school argued that teachers must be permitted to keep discipline, and this includes searching student's lockers and purses. T.L.O's lawyer argued that the search violated the Fourth Amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizures. </li></ul>
THE VEREDICT <ul><li>After several lower court appeals, T.L.O.'s case ended up in the United States Supreme Court. That Court held that the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures applies to searches conducted by school officials and do law enforcement officers carry out not limited to searches. School children have legitimate expectations of privacy and the search in this case was not unreasonable for the Fourth Amendment purpose. </li></ul>
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