Title

Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington et. al.

Presenter Information

Saeed Mohamed
Alison Wassell

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137A

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

This United States Supreme Court case presents an important issue regarding search and seizure, and due process. A person was arrested based on a warrant for a minor offense. He was subjected to a very invasive strip search at two correctional centers and subsequently released when it was discovered the warrant was invalid. He was successful in the lower court in arguing that such an invasive search for a minor offense violates his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The Third Circuit reversed that ruling and the Supreme Court upheld the Third Circuit ruing in a 5-4 decision. The majority and the minority decisions touch upon significant issues in weighing individual rights and freedoms and institutional concerns.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Reasons

Additional Mentoring Department

Law and Justice

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Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington et. al.

SURC 137A

This United States Supreme Court case presents an important issue regarding search and seizure, and due process. A person was arrested based on a warrant for a minor offense. He was subjected to a very invasive strip search at two correctional centers and subsequently released when it was discovered the warrant was invalid. He was successful in the lower court in arguing that such an invasive search for a minor offense violates his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The Third Circuit reversed that ruling and the Supreme Court upheld the Third Circuit ruing in a 5-4 decision. The majority and the minority decisions touch upon significant issues in weighing individual rights and freedoms and institutional concerns.