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Supreme Court: Drug Dog Sniffing Your Front Door Violates 4th Amendment

In the case of Florida v. Jardines the US Supreme Court upheld the Florida Supreme Court’s suppression of drug evidence found after police brought a drug dog to a home to search without consent.  Previous law had held that a drug dog sniff was not a search for 4th Amendment purposes, but the Court found that the privacy of the home was violated by such a search and upheld the Florida Supreme Court’s decision.  Police can no longer just bring a drug dog to the front door to see if it alerts and then search a home.

Follow the below link for detailed information about the case.

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/florida-v-jardines/

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