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State Net Criminal Law Update: Fast and Furious Flurry of Legislation in California

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: The Supreme Court of the United States refuses to hear an appeal from CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to overturn a lower court's directive to cull the Golden State prison inmate population to 137.5 percent of capacity by Jan. 27. The high court issued its decision without...

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

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 a dog sniff, without probable cause or reasonable...