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Court questions legality of warrantless DNA collection

WASHINGTON – As they grilled the lawyers arguing before them on the issue of whether police can collect DNA samples from unconvicted arrestees without a warrant, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged just how high the stakes are. ...

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Supreme Court rejects ‘strict checklist’ in dog-sniff searches

Determining a drug-sniffing dog’s reliability does not necessarily require a demonstration of the dog’s past performance in the field, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in reversing the Florida Supreme Court’s “strict evidentiary checklist” for K-9 searches.

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Benchmarks: Police get green light to download vehicle crash data

A California court decided Wednesday that police didn’t need a warrant to download data about a vehicle’s speed and braking in the seconds before a fatal accident.

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