Supremes Hearing Two Cases Involving Warrantless Searches Using Dogs

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by FliesWay2Much, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    I just saw this on cnn.com:

    In my untrained legal mind, it would seem as if the first case is a slam dunk for the Constitution.

    The second case might benefit us, but only from the perspective of training and certification for the dog, however you would do that. The case apparently doesn't address the fundamental issue of the cops figuring out a way to detain you for a broken tail light long enough to bring out the drug dog; or, the warrantless searches that are escalating at internal border checkpoints.

    Looking forward to more knowledgeable opinions!

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/us/scotus-drug-sniffing-dogs/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems to me that no search by a dog until a warrant has been issued would conform to the Constitution. Should include the searches at internal Border Patrol checkpoints.
     
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