Beware of the Diamond Dogs: Why a 'Credentials Alone' Conception of Probable Cause Violates the Compulsory Process Clause

Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law (Forthcoming)

5 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2012  

Colin Miller

University of South Carolina School of Law

Date Written: December 3, 2012

Abstract

In Florida v. Harris, the State has asked the Supreme Court to find that a positive alert by a certified narcotics-detection dog is per se sufficient, in and of itself, to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle. This essay, to be published in conjunction with Leslie Shoebotham's amici brief in Harris, argues that this "credentials alone" conception of probable cause violates the Compulsory Process Clause.

Keywords: Narcotics-Sniffing Dogs, Probable Cause, Compulsory Process

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Miller, Colin, Beware of the Diamond Dogs: Why a 'Credentials Alone' Conception of Probable Cause Violates the Compulsory Process Clause (December 3, 2012). Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2184226

Colin Miller (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina School of Law ( email )

Main & Greene Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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