Author: Charles Doyle
A trained dog?s ?sniff test? conducted under police supervision at your front door constitutes a search for the Fourth Amendment purposes, the Florida Supreme Court has held, Jardines v. State, 73 So.3d 34
(2011). The decision seeks to find a place between the Supreme Court?s discouraging dog-sniff cases and its encouraging sanctity-of-the-home cases. The United States Supreme Court will review the case in its October term, Florida v. Jardines.