Florida v. Harris
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-817||Fla. S. Ct.||
Oct 31, 2012
|Feb 19, 2013||9-0||Kagan||OT 2012|
Holding: When, subject to challenge by the defendant, the police provide evidence of a drug-sniffing dog’s satisfactory performance in a certification or training program, the dog’s alert can provide probable cause to search a vehicle.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 19, 2013.
- Opinion recap: Trust the police dog (Lyle Denniston)
- Argument recap: If you lose Scalia... (Lyle Denniston)
- Argument preview: Drug-sniffing dogs and privacy (Lyle Denniston)
- The dog-sniffing cases: Made simple (Lyle Denniston)