Supreme Court decides dog sniffing outside home requires warrant

The Court declared that using a police dog to sniff outside a house constitutes a search for purposes of Fourth Amendment privacy protections.

Due Diligence’s Carmen Russell-Sluchansky talks with Leslie Shoebotham, Professor at Loyola University’s New Orleans College of Law:



Lost in the furor over gay marriage, the Supreme Court ruled on a landmark Fourth Amendment case. Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion, resolved the question on property rights grounds. Going on someone’s porch, he said, is trespassing, and therefore so is a police search.

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