Criminal Law and Procedure

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Hicks: His Home May Be His Castle, But That Doesn’t Include His Yard
Posted on 1 Aug 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer A Nova Scotia Department of the Environment Inspector attended at Mr. Hicks’ yard to investigate a complaint about air pollution from material burning in a barrel, contrary to the Environment Act ... Read More

Shapiro on Heien v. North Carolina: Supreme Court's 2014-2015 Calendar Begins with Significant Case Involving Reasonable Suspicion
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by Jay Shapiro

The new Supreme Court Term began October 6. The first case on the calendar, Heien v. North Carolina, provides the Court an early opportunity to hear argument on a significant search and seizure question: whether a police officer's mistake of law can... Read More

Jay Shapiro on Rodriguez v. United States: The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on the Reasonableness of a Traffic Stop Extended for a Canine Sniff
Posted on 19 Feb 2015 by Jay Shapiro

Rodriguez v. United States presents an important issue concerning permissible police conduct during a traffic stop, particularly: after a law enforcement officer has completed a traffic infraction stop, does the continued detention of the driver to conduct... Read More