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Florida disbars ex-judge who called and texted prosecutor 1,400 times during death penalty trial

A former Florida Circuit court judge, who resigned after admitting to over 1400 text and ex parte phone communications with a prosecutor while he tried a murder case before her, has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme court. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Florida’s highest court agreed unanimously  to ban former…

Supreme Court restricts unwarranted police use of drug-sniffing dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot intrude onto private property and use drug-sniffing dogs to obtain probable cause for a more thorough search, in an untypical ruling that saw Justice Antonin Scalia side with the court’s liberal wing to swing the 5-4 decision. The case, Florida v.…

Supreme Court to rule on whether drug-sniffing dogs violate 4th Amendment

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case to determine whether the use of police dogs sniffing for drugs outside homes is a violation of the constitutional rights of the residents. The case involves a Miami homeowner accused of growing marijuana in his house, who contends…

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