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 January 3, 2012  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Curt Anderson reports:

Franky the drug dog’s super-sensitive nose is at the heart of a question being put to the U.S. Supreme Court: Does a police K-9’s sniff outside a house give officers the right to get a search warrant for illegal drugs, or is the sniff itself an unconstitutional search?

Florida’s highest state court said Franky’s ability to detect marijuana growing inside a Miami-area house from outside a closed front door crossed the constitutional line. State Attorney General Pam Bondi, an elected Republican, wants the nation’s justices to reverse that ruling.

Read more on Huffington Post.

Update/Correction:  Thanks to Ryan Calo for pointing out that the original headline for this entry was misleading.  The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to take this case or not.

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