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Unformatted text preview: realized Torick had been in the apartment, he immediately paid the ticket. The clerk told Hardwick that it was impossible for Torick to be at his apartment that day because it takes 48 hours to issue a warrant. Torick once again came to serve the warrant (then recalled) several weeks later. Officer Torick was invited in the apartment by an overnight guest and he noticed Hardwicks bedroom slightly open. He walked in on Hardwick and his male companion engaging in consensual, oral sex. Both of the men were arrested for sodomy. Hardwick sued Michael Bowers (attorney general of Georgia) in federal court for a declaration the states sodomy law was invalid. American Civil Liberties union represented Hardwick and was eventually found that Georgias sodomy law was infringement upon Hardwicks constitutional rights....
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- Summer '09
- US History