January 24, 2005

Unleash the hounds

Illinois v. Caballes, the drug dog case, has been decided. "(A) police officer does not need reasonable suspicion to have a drug-detection dog circle a vehicle properly stopped for a routine traffic stop." Orrin Kerr has analysis.

PDF slip opinion here.

Remember, don't blame the drug dogs; they're natural libertarians.

(lv CrimProf Blog)

Update: there's a full-throated howl of protest over at Grits for Breakfast. Check it out.

1 Comment:

Melissa said...

BOO holy shit what a pile of crap.