U.S. SUP. CT. LIMITS RESIDENTIAL SEARCHES

GEORGIA v. RANDOLPH – Mar. 22, 2006 – U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-3 margin rules that when one cotenant of residence grants permission for police to search residence, and other cotenant denies consent to search, the rights of the objecting tenant must prevail to deny the right to conduct a warrantless search of the residence. Justice Alito recused from this decision as he was not on the bench when the case was argued to the court. Read full text of this important 4th. Amendment ruling.

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