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FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Docket No.: 10-945
Certiorari Granted: 04/04/11
Argued: October 12, 2011
Decided: 04/02/12

Topics:

Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, murder, privacy, probable cause, searches and seizures, traffic stops

PartyNames: Albert W. Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, et al.
Petitioner: Albert W. Florence
Respondent: Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 621 F.3d 296
Supreme Court Docket

Albert W. Florence
v.
Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Fourth Amendment permits a jail to conduct a suspicionless strip search of every individual arrested for any minor offense no matter what the circumstances.

Question:

Does the Fourth Amendment permit a jail to conduct a suspicion-less strip search whenever an individual is arrested, including for minor offenses?

FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/12/11

Listen to Oral Argument in FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Kennedy,Delivered The Opinion Of The Court,Chief Justice Except As To Part Iv. Roberts,Scalia,Alito
Concurring: Roberts,Chief Justice Roberts,Alito
Dissenting: Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
Opinion By: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
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