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Florida v. Jardines

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-564 Fla. S. Ct. Oct 31, 2012
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Mar 26, 2013 5-4 Scalia OT 2012
 
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Holding: A dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs were being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 26, 2013. Justice Kagan filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion in which Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Kennedy, and Justice Breyer joined.

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Holding: A dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs were being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment.   JudgmentAffirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 26, 2013. Justice Kagan filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion in which Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Kennedy, and Justice Breyer joined.
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