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Supreme Court: Police Cannot Prolong a Traffic Stop

 We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop was made violates the Constitution’s shield against unreasonable seizures.

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U.S. Supreme Court places new limit on use of drug dogs during routine traffic stops

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:01 p.m.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday placed a new limit on when police can use drug-sniffing dogs, ruling the dogs cannot be employed after a routine traffic stop has been completed if there is no reasonable suspicion about the presence of drugs in the vehicle. 326 more words

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Rodriguez v. United States: A huge win against police overreach at the Supreme Court.

By Mark Joseph Stern

Dennys Rodriguez knew his rights—and he planned to use them. Just after midnight in March of 2012, a police officer pulled Rodriguez over for briefly veering onto the shoulder of the highway, and wrote Rodriguez a warning. 184 more words

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Lawmaker introduces bill to repeal Fourth Amendment violations of the unconstitutional Patriot Act

(NaturalNews) A pair of lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan measure that would end the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance that has been at the heart of Fourth Amendment privacy concerns for years. 664 more words


Supreme Court: Cops Can’t Violate 4th Amendment by Prolonging Traffic Stops to Wait for Drug Dogs

“We can’t keep bending the Fourth Amendment to the resources of law enforcement,” Sotomayor declared. “Particularly when this stop is not incidental to the purpose of the stop. 587 more words

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules 6-3 That Police Cannot Prolong Traffic Stops in Order to Instigate a Search by a Drug-Sniffing Dog

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Rejecting the idea that some violations of the Constitution are insignificant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police may not extend the time needed to conduct an ordinary traffic stop in order to subject the vehicle and its occupants to an examination by a drug-detecting dog unless they have specific reasons to suspect the car is carrying contraband. 601 more words

TL;DR - Supreme Court says police can't hold suspects to wait for drug dogs

In a 6-3 ruling Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that holding a suspect during a traffic stop without probably cause to wait for drug-sniffing canines to arrive is a violation of citizens’ fourth amendment rights. 342 more words