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Connally v. Georgia (1977)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In Connally v. Georgia, 429 U.S. 245 (1977), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Georgia Supreme Court and used the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to invalidate John Connally's conviction for possession of marijuana. The Supreme Court's ...

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