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Georgia v. Randolph

Docket No.: 04-1067
Certiorari Granted: Apr 18 2005
Argued: November 8, 2005
Decided: March 22, 2006

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure

PartyNames: Georgia v. Scott Fitz Randolph
Petitioner: Georgia
Respondent: Scott Fitz Randolph

Court Below: Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia
v.
Scott Fitz Randolph
547 U.S. 103 (2006)
Question Presented:

Should this Court grant certiorari to resolve the conflict among federal and state courts on whether an occupant may give law enforcement valid consent to search the common areas of the premises shared with another, even though the other occupant is present and objects to the search?

Question:

Can police search a home when one physically present resident consents and the other physically present resident objects?

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 5-3
Recused: Alito
Opinion By:
Read GEORGIA V. RANDOLPH opinion (PDF)
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