Florida v. Jardines
United States Supreme Court
569 U.S. ___ (2013)
After receiving a tip about a house in which marijuana was growing, a detective approached the house, which was owned by Jardines (defendant), with a drug-sniffing dog. As the detective neared Jardines's porch, the dog detected the odor of marijuana. The dog sat on the porch at the odor's strongest point, as he was trained to do. As a result of this, the detective was able to get a warrant to search the house, and Jardines was eventually arrested. At trial, Jardines argued, among other things, that the use of the dog constituted a search and violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
Concurrence (Kagan, J.)
Dissent (Alito, J.)
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