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Search Result: U.S. Supreme Court Cases

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Fla. Drug Dog Case

October 31, 2012
A suspect's Fourth Amendment right to grow marijuana in the privacy of a home will be tested in a Florida case the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing Wednesday.

Publicity Can Be Costly

October 10, 2012

As private citizens, reporters are not bound by the Fourth Amendment. You are. Private citizens generally can't be sued for violating someone's Fourth Amendment rights. You can. Read on.

13-Year-Old Fla. Boy Charged with Murder

September 18, 2012
A 13-year-old Florida boy faces murder charges as an adult in a case that could provide another test of sentencing rules for juveniles. Cristian Fernandez has been accused of murdering his 2-year-old half-brother and sexually abusing his 5-year-old half-brother.

Lawyers and Miranda Warnings: Either/Or?

September 7, 2012

It sometimes happens that a suspect's lawyer offers to surrender him for arrest and agrees to let his or her client be questioned, provided the lawyer is present during the interrogation.

Immigration Checks

August 2, 2012

Under what circumstances is it permissible to inquire into a person's immigration status? The Supreme Court has addressed this question in several opinions, most recently in its 2012 decision reviewing Arizona's immigration statutes.

Innocent Behavior Can Be Suspicious

July 10, 2012

If you articulate circumstances that are suspicious, based on your training and experience, you should not be second-guessed by judges on the ground that the conduct you considered was just a combination of innocent acts.

3 Exceptions to Warrants for GPS Tracking

July 5, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement personnel must obtain a search warrant prior to installing a GPS unit or similar tracking device on a vehicle. Let's review the exceptions to this ruling.

Supreme Court Reins In Ariz. Immigration Law

June 25, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court gave ammunition to supporters and detractors of Arizona's tough immigration law, which was left partially in tact by a ruling that's not likely to be the final word on the subject.

Supreme Court Bars Life Without Parole for Teen Killers

June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states may not impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles, even if they have been convicted of taking part in a murder.

Supreme Court Rules On Cocaine Sentencing

June 21, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Chicago drug dealers should have been sentenced under a 2010 law that reduced the disparity of sentencing for crack and powder cocaine.

Ariz. Governor Wants Police Ready To Enforce Immigration Law

June 14, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as Monday on the future of Arizona's controversial immigration law Senate Bill 1070, and Gov. Jan Brewer wants to make sure law enforcement is ready.

Suggestive Eyewitness ID

May 9, 2012

Identifying the perpetrator and clearing innocent suspects are crucial goals of every criminal investigation, and both depend on the use of reliable evidence. The Supreme Court has applied a constitutional due process test to the admissibility of testimony about an eyewitness's pretrial ID.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Ariz. Immigration Law

April 24, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about Arizona's tough immigration law on Wednesday in a landmark case expected to provide clarity about whether states can enforce federal immigration laws.

Miranda: When Custody Isn't "Custody"

April 4, 2012

Of the 55 subsequent Supreme Court opinions on Miranda issues, 14 have involved attempts to clarify the meaning of "custody," and in 12 of those 14, the Supreme Court reversed the decisions of state and federal appellate courts, which got it wrong.

Supreme Court Upholds Jail Strip Searches

April 2, 2012
Corrections personnel may perform a routine strip search on any person arrested or detained before admitting them to a jail, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

March 5, 2012

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Officers Immunity In Weapon Search

February 22, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday in favor of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective who recovered a firearm and gang-related material from the home of a suspect's foster mother.

SCOTUS: Miranda Warning Not Required for Inmate Questioned About Other Crime

February 21, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Michigan inmate who contended he should have received a Miranda warning before being interrogated in a prison conference room about sexual conduct with a 12-year-old boy.

Drawing Lines Around Miranda

February 13, 2012

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 54th decision on a Miranda issue, in a case called Bobby v. Dixon. This is the third decision on the issue of the admissibility of a suspect's statements obtained after a belated warning and waiver.

Families of Ky. Cop Killer Hurt Again

January 31, 2012
Monday marked a somber anniversary for the families of the officers who were murdered by Ralph Baze in Powell County, Ky.
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