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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.

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