Gustafson v. Florida

LOCATION:Detroit Public Schools

DOCKET NO.: 71-1669
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: Florida Supreme Court

CITATION: 414 US 260 (1973)
ARGUED: Oct 09, 1973
DECIDED: Dec 11, 1973

Barry Scott Richard – for respondent
James M. Russ – for petitioner

Facts of the case


Media for Gustafson v. Florida

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – October 09, 1973 in Gustafson v. Florida

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – December 11, 1973 in Gustafson v. Florida

William H. Rehnquist:

In Gustafson, which is a companion case to Robinson, the Supreme Court of Florida upheld a conviction of petitioner Gustafson for possession of marijuana.

Under somewhat different circumstances Gustafson was arrested and taken into custody following his arrest and searched, after having been taken into custody.

On the basis of the reasoning in Robinson, we affirm the judgment of the Supreme Court of Florida, which had affirmed Gustafson’s conviction.

Mr. Justice Stewart and Mr. Justice Powell having joined the opinion of the Court and filed separate concurring opinions.

Mr. Justice Marshall with whom Mr. Justice Douglas and Mr. Justice Brennan concurred, filed a dissenting opinion.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you Mr. Justice Rehnquist.