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RIP Justice Scalia

The lion of the U.S. Supreme Court passed away on on February 13, 2016. While I did not always agree with his opinions, particularly his often caustic dissents on “social” issues, he nonetheless was a vocal participant who was driven by his passion and he is deserving of condolences. Without a doubt Justice Scalia was a strident defender […]

It’s Illegal for Police to Use Drug Sniffing Dogs in Routine Traffic Stops – SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling on April 21, 2015, holding that the police are not permitted to detain a suspect for driving on the shoulder of the road, for even 10 minutes, or otherwise prolong a traffic stop to wait for drug-sniffing dogs to inspect vehicles. “A police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter […]

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