Objection by Occupant Voids Search Consent by Co-Occupant – Ga. v. Randolph

Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Georgia v. Randolph involves a factual situation where the police received consent to search for drugs in a residence from one of the occupants (wife) and thereafter conducted the search over the strenuous objection of the other occupant (husband) who was present on the scene. A majority of the Justices ruled that such a search, undertaken over the objection of an occupant who is present and who does not consent to the search is unreasonable under the 4th Amendment.

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