Sniffer Dog Case to Hit Supreme Court

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16451425

Here’s another shred of the Fourth Amendment we stand poised to lose. Sniffer dogs are not magical, they can be triggered by conscious or unconscious cues from their handler as any other dog will.

Such dogs are routinely used at VIPR, DUI, and ICE checkpoints to justify and extend searches beyond the legal scope allowed to a random stop. This may be done at the will of the handler absent probable cause.

An interesting question is why has the Federal Government chosen not to respect the State Supreme Court’s decision?

– Deri Bular

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