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Month: November 2012

Know your Fifth Amendment rights

People will commonly joke, "I plead the Fifth" when asked about something they would rather not discuss. The Fifth Amendment may have evolved into a punch line over time but its original purpose of protecting criminal rights remains serious and important.The Fifth...

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Supreme Court considers two Florida drug dog cases

The justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in two Florida cases concerning drug-sniffing dogs. The court's rulings could affect how the use of these dogs affects people's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.The first...

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