TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 29, 2013

A federal appeals court has struck down an invasive body cavity search that was central to the conviction of a drug suspect in Anderson County, News Channel 5 reports. With two sheriff's deputies looking on, a doctor at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center probed Felix Booker's rectum to find a bag containing crack cocaine. Judges for the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday called the medically induced paralysis under which Felix Booker was searched a "shock to the conscience."