Supreme Court rejects case on Bucs' pat-downs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled that the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers can continue pat-down searches.

The court rejected the appeal of a fan who challenged the team's
searches. High school civics teacher Gordon Johnston took his case
to the high court after a loss in Atlanta's 11th Circuit Court of

The pat-downs were halted for three years, but resumed in
October. They continued as Johnston pursued his appeal, which the
Supreme Court turned down Wednesday.

A call to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented
Johnston, was not immediately returned.

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