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NACDL News: Experts Discuss Law Enforcement’s Use of Drug Detection Dogs
By Ivan J. Dominguez
NACDL News columns.
On Oct. 23, NACDL hosted a panel discussion on two pending Supreme Court cases challenging law enforcement’s use of drug detection dogs — Florida v. Harris and Florida v. Jardines. Oral argument was held on Oct. 31, 2012. A panel of privacy and Fourth Amendment experts came together to discuss the real-world implications of these cases on the day-to-day lives of Americans. The experts addressed everything from traditional law enforcement use of canines, to use of other enhanced searching technologies, to the Court’s misinformed reasoning in its prior dog sniff cases. Panelists included Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Danielle Spinelli, Partner and Supreme Court Litigator, WilmerHale; and Jeffrey S. Weiner, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Past President of NACDL (1991-92). NACDL President Steven Benjamin gave introductory remarks, and the panel was moderated
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