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Maryland v. King and the Total Loss of Our Bodily Integrity

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's devastating decision in Maryland v. King, you can add invasive DNA sampling to the list of abuses being "legally" meted out on the long-suffering American populace.

Florida v. Harris: Turning Police Dogs Into Search Warrants on a Leash

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

"The unspoken power dynamics in a police/civilian encounter will generally favor the police, unless the civilian is a local sports hero, the mayor, or...

Supreme Court Rules On Police Dog Sniffs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Police don't have to extensively document and log the work of drug-sniffing dogs in the fi...

SCOTUS Goes To The Dogs

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Radley Balko

The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect us from searches of our persons, residences, and property based on no more than the hunches, suspicions, or biases of a police officer. But drug dogs have become little more than a way of converting those hunches into probable cause.