On April 25, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant to search the digital contents of an arrestee’s phone. The unanimous ruling raised many interesting points, and so Professor Douglas Godfrey (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) sat down to explain the decision. The decision was for both Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.
On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Riley v. California. This case raises a complicated question about technology: Can the police search your cell phone upon arrest without a warrant? Professor Kimberly Bailey (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) discusses the background of the case and the issues at stake.
The 2012 Term of the Supreme Court wrapped up with many important decisions. The faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law goes behind the decisions to explain what happened, why, and what it means for the future.
Prof. Richard Kling discusses the Court’s recent decision on the taking of DNA from arrestees.
Case: Maryland v. King This morning, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion, with a scathing dissent from Justice Scalia. But the case, Maryland v. King, is not one of the big marquee cases of this Term, nor was the line-up predictable. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy held that the Fourth Amendment allows a … Continue reading Maryland v. King Decision Allows DNA Swabs In Serious Arrests
Case: Missouri v. McNeely Last week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Missouri v. McNeely. The Court rejected the argument that the police are always entitled to draw blood from a DUI suspect because the blood alcohol level will dissipate while the officer waits for a warrant. The case and its opinions are interesting … Continue reading Losing at oral argument?
Prof. Richard Kling describes Maryland v. King, where the Court will consider when the Fourth Amendment permits DNA searches of accused felons.
Prof. Douglas Godfrey discusses Florida v. Jardines, a Fourth Amendment case and the second of two cases heard by the Court this week concerning drug-detecting police dogs.
The Court is expected to hear two cases this week dealing with the use of police dogs trained to detect drugs. Prof. Sanford Greenberg discusses the first of these cases, Florida v. Harris.
Prof. Carolyn Shapiro of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law reviews the Supreme Court’s decision.