Yahya (John) Lindh has won certification for his class action challenge to a prison rule that inmates be strip-searched before visits that do not involve physical contact.

U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the Southern District of Indiana granted certification on Dec. 19 to Lindh’s suit, Lindh v. Warden, which alleges the policy of the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Ind., violates the inmates’ Fourth Amendment rights.

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