“It might seem that in the United States, being pulled over for driving without a seat belt should not end with the government ordering you to take off your clothes and ‘lift your genitals.’ But there is no guarantee that this is the case — not since the Supreme Court ruled this week that the Constitution does not prohibit the government from strip searching people charged with even minor offenses. The court’s 5-4 ruling turns a deeply humiliating procedure — one most Americans would very much like to avoid — into a routine law enforcement tactic.” (>>)