Outside Publication

Do Not Assume What Society Expects: Preventing Guests from Vitiating Their Host’s Consent to Search Under Georgia v. Randolph, Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 52 No. 3


This article examines guest rights under the consent exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. The article argues that under Georgia v. Randolph, 547 U.S. 103 (2006), a guest should not be able to vitiate a host’s consent to search. Finally, the article explains why adoption of its proposal would better protect domestic violence victims from abuse.