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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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FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Case Documents

1Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2Oral Argument Transcript in FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
3Opinion in FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
4Oral Argument Audio
5FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS Oral Argument Audio (October 12, 2011)
6FLORENCE v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
7REPLY BRIEF
8BRIEF FOR THE PETITIONER
9BRIEF FOR RESPONDENTS ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AND ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
10BRIEF FOR RESPONDENTS BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF BURLINGTON; BURLINGTON COUNTY JAIL; WARDEN JUEL COLE, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS WARDEN OF BURLINGTON COUNTY JAIL; JOHN DOES 1-5 OF BURLINGTON COUNTY JAIL, INDIVIDUALLY AND OFFICIALLY
Additional documents for this case are pending review.