Oct 182012
 
 October 18, 2012  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Michael Kelley reports:

On Oct. 31, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases from Florida about drug-sniffing dogs that will either affirm or weaken the constitutional privacy rights of Americans.

Rulings favorable to the government would allow law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches and surveillance on an even more routine basis.

The first case will ask the court to clarify how accurate a drug dog must be to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle.

The second case asks if police may take a drug dog to the front porch of a home to sniff for evidence of marijuana inside.

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