The Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment allows the controversial police practice of randomly approaching individuals in public places and asking them for permission to search their belongings, as long as the request is not coercive in nature.
It is an elementary principle of law that persons may waive their constitutional rights. In Schneckloth v. Bustamonte
By a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s
Expanding upon Bostick in Ohio v. Robinette
Search warrant requirement
Terry v. Ohio