Oct 242012
 
 October 24, 2012  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Emily Bazelon writes:

When I see a police dog inside a train station or at a public gathering, I feel safer. I figure it is there to protect us from explosives, and if it sniffs out drugs along the way, well, that’s against the law, too.

But what if it turns out that the dogs aren’t all that good at the job the police are giving them? If that’s the case, should we think differently about when the police should use dogs to sniff us and our belongings, especially in the privacy of the home?

That’s the question in two cases being argued before the Supreme Court next week.

Read more on Slate.

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