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Round one goes to the dogs!

February 19, 2013

The US Supreme Court ruled that when a dog alerts during a drug sniff, the government does not have to demonstrate dog’s performance in the field to support the police officer’s finding of probable cause to conduct the search. Florida Supreme Court wanted data showing the dogs “hits and misses” in the field in addition [...]

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Attempt to poison husband’s girlfriend violation of international treaty?

January 22, 2013

The Federal government prosecutes woman who poisons husband’s girlfriend under a terrorism law intended to enforce an international treaty. US Supreme Court will decide if that is a proper use of the treaty. Interestingly the local state prosecutors refused to prosecute. Misuse of federal government authority?

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Loud music a problem?

January 18, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court yesterday found a statue intending to ban loud music in a vehicle unconstitutional. The statute had provided that if music was heard from a distance of 25 feet away, the driver of the car could be pulled over and given a traffic ticket. However, in many situations, the ticket would only [...]

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Obama’s proposal for immigration reform

January 18, 2013

President Obama will be presenting a bill on Immigration Reform that could have a major impact on Florida and other parts of the country. * Plan would require businesses to verify new employees in country legally * Could create a guest-worker program for low-wage immigrants * Immigrants seeking legal status would have to pay fines [...]

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Search warrant needed to take a person’s blood?

January 18, 2013

The US Supreme Court is currently considering whether a search warrant is necessary to take a persons blood sample in a DUI case. In Florida, law enforcement can currently (with reasonable force) take blood following an accident where there is serious bodily injury and the officer has probable cause to believe the operator was operating [...]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

January 18, 2013

The US Supreme Court Monday chose not to get involved with the stem cell debate. They declined to hear a legal challenge to President Obama’s 2009 expanded embryonic stem cell research executive order.

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Audio monitoring on buses

January 18, 2013

Several states are installing audio recording devices to accompany their video recording on public buses. The systems have the ability to record everything a passenger says and often pair it with the video. Department of Homeland Security is funding one project in San Francisco that costs millons of dollars. Is this an invasion of our [...]

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July 10, 2012

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