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
Date Written: December 3, 2012
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
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