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Drug Dogs In The Supreme Court

On October 31, the Supreme Court is set to hear the case of Florida v. Harris, which raises the question of whether a positive alert from a drug dog is sufficient to establish probable cause allowing police to perform searches and ultimately seize and keep real and personal property via perverse civil asset forfeiture laws (uh, of course not). The Institute for Justice* has filed a brief arguing (rightly) that this practice violates core constitutional protections. This video below from IJ explains their theory of the case:

*Disclaimer: I attended the Institute for Justice’s 2011 Law Student Conference

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