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Articles on Constitutiional Law

A Sniff Too Far: No Dog Sniffs after Completed Traffic Stops By David J. Robinson July 2015 Article, Page 42 Unless they have reasonable suspicion, police may not extend an otherwise completed traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff.
The Limits on Disciplining Public Employee Speech By Joshua D. Herman April 2015 Article, Page 24 Disciplining public-sector employees for speech that is insubordinate, inappropriate, or simply unwanted gives rise to complex legal issues. Here's a framework for analyzing them.
ACLU sues over reaction to fake mayoral twitter account By Matthew Hector August 2014 LawPulse, Page 366 The lawsuit alleges that the mayor and other officials conspired to violate the First and Fourth Amendment rights of accountholder and tweeter Jon Daniel.
Citizen Tips and the Fourth Amendment By Rob Shumaker July 2014 Article, Page 336 More cases, including a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling, define whether a police investigatory stop based on a citizen tip is valid.
Police can search handcuffed arrestee’s luggage, high court rules By Janan Hanna April 2014 LawPulse, Page 162 The Illinois Supreme Court rules that police can search an arrestee's luggage after he was handcuffed on a civil warrant for failure to pay child support.
Silence as Self-Incrimination after Salinas v. Texas By Robin B. Murphy April 2014 Article, Page 184 After Salinas, non-custodial suspects must expressly invoke the right to remain silent, or silence can be held against them. But in Illinois, state law provides some evidentiary protection.