Mar 262012
 March 26, 2012  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Florida v. Harris – the second drug-sniffing dog case to be heard by the Court.  Jane report:

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Florida v. Harris [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether an alert by a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband is sufficient to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle. The Florida Supreme Court held[opinion, PDF], “the fact that a drug-detection dog has been trained and certified to detect narcotics, standing alone, is not sufficient to demonstrate the reliability of the dog.”

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