Story | Apr 21, 2015 | 8:42 AM
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Story | Apr 23, 2015 | 5:00 AMThe law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that problem in 2005 when it ruled that police are free to have a dog sniff a stopped car for evidence of drugs, without a warrant or even reasonable suspicion.
Story | Apr 21, 2015 | 9:00 AM
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over. The justices voted 6-3 in favor of a driver who was found to have...
Story | Apr 16, 2015 | 2:40 PM
Story | Apr 16, 2015 | 12:32 AM
All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. O'Connor, who was appointed in 1981 and retired...