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Supreme Court To Take Dog Sniff Fourth Amendment Case

There are many nuances in the use of drug sniffing dogs in police work and how it impacts a person’s rights. The Supreme Court has now agreed to hear Florida V. Jardines which examines if a drug dog sniff without probable cause is constitutional. Compounding the issue is the accuracy of dog sniffs in the first place. As the terrific linked article states: “The accuracy and reliability of the canine sniffs are lower than many think. The privacy interest in the place to be searched is more important than the goal of those searching.” Read more here.