Chief’s Counsel: Supreme Court Confirms Dog Sniff of Car during a Traffic Stop Is Not a Fourth Amendment Search

dog sniff of an inanimate object that law enforcement officers have lawfully seized is not a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court once again confirmed this principle in the Court’s recent decision of Illinois v. Caballes.1 In Caballes the Court addressed the use of a narcotics-detection dog to sniff … Continue reading Chief’s Counsel: Supreme Court Confirms Dog Sniff of Car during a Traffic Stop Is Not a Fourth Amendment Search