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Re: You really do want to volunteer, don't you?



At 11:38 PM 9/1/97 -0700, Tim May wrote:
>This was an actual case, heard by the Supreme Court several years back. Bus
>passengers were given the opportunity to volunteer, as noted. Failure to
>volunteer was construed as probable cause that contraband was present.
>
>(No, I don't know the name of the case. My recollection is that it took
>place in Florida or one of the Carolinas. Nor do I recollect how the
>Supremes decided the case...

This sounds like _Florida v. Bostick_, 501 U.S. 429 (1991), on the web at 
<http://www.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&navby=case&vol=501&invol
=429>.

Bill Stewart's summary of the case looked like a good one to me. 


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