SCOTUS Approves Search Warrants Issued by Dogs

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  1. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/19/scotus-approves-search-warrants-issued-b

    probably cause.
     
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    I didn't know that this wasn't the case. SW obtained all the time in the late 80's off of a K-9 alert.
     

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    I think the issue might be whether a dog's "alert" gives PC for a warrantless search? I think the Court is trying to say that a dog's alert will establish PC for one of the warrantless search exceptions.
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    So the story says nothing remotely related to your title and all the court said was that a properly qualified dog with a properly qualified handler can provide the evidence on which to base a search warrant sworn by an officer and issued by a judge. That's pretty much been the law all over the U.S. since you were born. So?
     
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    Yep - always been that way. The SC just overturned reqiring every search warrant to list all of the dog's training and history and requiring judges to be K9 experts.
     
  6. Brucev

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    The state of law enforcement in America has gone to the dogs.
     
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    I trust them more than men. Better judge of charecter as well.
     
  8. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

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    And much less cranky than judges when woken up in the middle of the night for some chicken**** pot bust.