High Court Rules On Detaining Suspects, Sniffer Dogs

NPR | Feb. 19, 2013 4:17 p.m.

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Nina Totenberg

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that just because police are executing a search warrant at your house, they cannot detain you if you have left your home and are — in this case — about a mile away. If you’re still on your lawn or otherwise on the premises, that’s a different story. And in a drug-sniffing dog case, it ruled unanimously that Aldo can search your truck even if his reliability in the field has not been extensively documented.


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