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Supreme Court gets dog sniff at traffic stop right, finally

Yesterday, I wrote about the recent United States Supreme Court case of U.S. v. Rodriguez.  In Rodriguez, the Court held that police cannot extend a traffic stop to 'sniff" around a car any longer than necessary to issue a traffic ticket unless there is reasonable suspicion that a crime is afoot. What was not mentioned was the reasons why the Court changed course and ruled the way it did.