February 19, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Florida v. Harris that an alert from a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband is sufficient to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle. The ruling reversed the Florida Supreme Court, which held that training ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, says that the Supreme Court must alter its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and adopt a new test to determine when an impermissible "search" has occurred...Paired for argument with another drug-sniffing ...[read more]
March 26, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Florida v. Harris to determine whether an alert by a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband is sufficient to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle. The Florida Supreme Court held, "the fact that ...[read more]

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