[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Florida v. Harris [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether an alert by a well-trained narcotics detection dog certified to detect illegal contraband is sufficient to establish probable cause for the search of a vehicle. The Florida Supreme Court held [opinion, PDF], "the fact that a drug-detection dog has been trained and certified to detect narcotics, standing alone, is not sufficient to demonstrate the reliability of...

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