GJ Court Limits Barracks Shakedowns

Shakedown searches of military barracks are still OK.states the U.S.Military Coutl of Appeals, but dope evidence from them can't be used for trial or additional seaiches. A majority of the tribunal ruled thai soldiers are entitled to a reasonable amount of privacy in their quarters.

The decision overturned the court martial conviction of George A. Roberts, jailed for pot possession after a "fishing expedition" search of his barracks room. Dissenting justice Albert Cook held that the base commander was justified in the shakedown "to ferret out the instruments of danger to his comm unity."

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