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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.

Does the War on Drugs Affect Your Privacy Rights?

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Do the police need a warrant to bring a drug-sniffing dog to your front door? The U.S. Supreme Court will soon answer that question.

Mike Sacks

Franky The Drug-Sniffing Dog Heads To Supreme Court | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of a police dog's warrantless sniff outside a suspec...