Legal Updates & News

2017

  

2017:

Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI)


REDDI Fact Sheet Westport 3APR17

2016

Colorado Marijuana Odor Opinion: 2016 CO 52 

No. 16SA92, People v. Zuniga—Probable Cause to Search—Totality of the Circumstances—Marijuana Odor  


Arizona Supreme Court: Marijuana odor is enough to allow searches: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/07/11/arizona-supreme-court-to-decide-marijuana-search-issue/86944772/

Legal Briefs

Downloads for the cases are below. 

  

Legal Brief: Will be argued in U.S. Supreme Court-

Rodriguez vs. U.S. 

Case outcome- US District Court, Ohio

Ohio vs Rhee – Outcome 

Case outcome- Supreme Court vs Jardines-Florida vs Jardine

Case outcome- Supreme Court vs Harris

Case outcome vs Steve Nicely as expert witness-Falkenburry

Ruling for case in Arizona (Steve Nicely as expert witness)

Civil Dog Bite Case

Ohio-Civil Dog bite case


Here is a couple of news articles on the current status of the Dogs sniffing houses issue.  

Brief on Jardines:

Brief on Harris:

Here are the links:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/drug-dogs-constitutional_n_1181133.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/21/2513496_are-there-limits-to-drug-sniffing.html

Drug-Sniffing Dog Will Get His Day At U.S. Supreme Court  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/06/drug-sniffing-dog-us-supreme-court-franky_n_1189757.html


The Canine Legal Update and Opinions Web Site at http://www.k9fleck.org has been updated   for 2011. In addition to the updates, I welcome any specific questions that   you may have, and would like to answer these questions in the articles.   Please contact me with any questions by visiting my Canine Legal Update and   Opinions web site at www.k9fleck.org   or by e-mail, Terry Fleck.

Steve Nicely Update-November 2012

Steve Nicely Document


SWGDOG (Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal Detector Guidelines) www.swgdog.org

SWGDOG is a forum aimed at addressing the broadly expressed need to improve the performance, reliability, and courtroom defensibility of detector dog teams.

LIT Study

 

SWGDOG’s response to Lit Study

 

President Terry Anderson’s response to LIT Study


Downloads

Rod-Supreme_CT_Brief (pdf)

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Rhee (pdf)

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Jardines decision (pdf)

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Harris (pdf)

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Falkenburry (pdf)

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Ohio (pdf)

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Harris Justified Amicus Request US Sp Ct1 (pdf)

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Jardines Final Sup.Ct (pdf)

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Steve Nicely update by Terry Fleck (pdf)

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Nicely Update (pdf)

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LIT (pdf)

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SWGDOG (pdf)

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President (pdf)

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