Florida v Jardines
In 2012 I wrote a casenote on the 4th amendment, dog sniff case, Florida v. Jardines. Read on below.
FLORIDA V. JARDINES: THE SUPREME COURT CURBS DRUG-SNIFFING DOGS
Caleb R. Trotter
In Florida v. Jardines, the United States Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether law enforcement is permitted to use drug-sniffing dogs to investigate areas on private property surrounding homes for drugs without a search warrant. In a 5-4 decision, the Court limited law enforcement’s ability to search a home via drug-sniffing dogs without a warrant, classifying such a search as a trespass.
Jardines extended the recent line of Fourth Amendment cases limiting law enforcement by expanding the definition of “unreasonable searches and seizures” and focusing on the original...