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Vol. 41 No. 6 November / December 2012
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Highlights of This Issue

Special Bulletin

  • Flight on Foot From the Police Upon Approach Does Not Alone Justify as Arrest

United States Supreme Court Action

  • Selected Pending Cases:Use of Drug Detection Dogs at Exterior of House and for Vehicle Searches; Execution of Search Warrants—Detaining Persons Leaving the Scene; Non-Consensual Blood Tests in DUI Cases

Federal and State Decisions

  • Arrest, Search and Seizure Issues: what constitutes a search; dog’s instinctive jump into vehicle; supporting affidavit; public access to documents underlying a search warrant; seizure; probable cause; green leafy substance in plastic bag; traffic stops; speeding; right to privacy; GPS in cell phones used to track drug shipments
  • Interrogation Issues: Miranda: right to counsel; manner of invocation of right to counsel; ambiguous statements; clarification of questions
  • Crimes; Offenses: police impersonation statute; refusal to leave the scene of disturbance
  • Civil Liability/Personnel Law Issues: false arrests; faulty search warrants; deadly force; domestic disputes; drugged arrestee; qualified immunity; municipal liability; “sleeper hold”; Taser cases; excessive force; Taser manufacturer’s liability; fondling prisoner during patdown; sexual harassment and voluntary conduct


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    Special Bulletin
    United States Supreme Court
    Federal and State Decisions
    Annual Topic Digest
    Annual Index of Cases Reported in 2012


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