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Florida v. Harris

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11-817 Fla. S. Ct. Oct 31, 2012
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Feb 19, 2013 9-0 Kagan OT 2012
 
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Holding: When, subject to challenge by the defendant, the police provide evidence of a drug-sniffing dog’s satisfactory performance in a certification or training program, the dog’s alert can provide probable cause to search a vehicle.

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Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 19, 2013.

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Holding: When, subject to challenge by the defendant, the police provide evidence of a drug-sniffing dog’s satisfactory performance in a certification or training program, the dog’s alert can provide probable cause to search a vehicle.   JudgmentReversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 19, 2013.
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