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Navarette v. California - A Blow to 4th Amendment Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued its opinion in Navarette v. California, its most recent opinion involving 4th Amendment rights in criminal cases. The facts of the case were pretty straightforward. A driver called 911 reporting that a silver Ford F150 with a particular license plate ran the driver off the road. The driver reported the vehicle's location, and the direction in which it was traveling.

Missouri judge rules teen suspects will be tried as adults

In a criminal justice system that attempts to simultaneously accomplish deterrence, retribution and rehabilitation, Missouri readers may question how prosecutors and enforcement officials approach the subject of juvenile crime.

Supreme Court says "No Dogs Allowed"

On March 26, a majority of the United States Supreme Court ruled in a case out of Florida that police broke the law by obtaining a warrant to search the defendant's house after a drug sniffing dog indicated that illegal drugs were located inside.

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