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Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2013; The Error in Finding that Undocumented Persons are Not “The People”: A Deeper Look at the Implications of United States v. Portillo-Munoz
In 2011, the Fifth Circuit held in United States v. Portillo-Munoz that undocumented persons are not entitled to the protections of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Although part of the court’s reasoning was based ...
Terry v. Ohio at 50: What It Created, What It has Meant, is It Under Attack and is the Court Opening the Door to Police Misconduct?
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2017-11)
Fifty years ago, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion in Terry v. Ohio. The underpinnings of this decision became the bedrock of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. This article re-examines that decision, and ...
Supply the Hand that Feeds: Narcotic Detection Dogs and the Fourth Amendment
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2017-06)
Police canines are highly valued by law enforcement agencies as they are capable of detecting the faintest scent of contraband. The Supreme Court has established that a canine sniff is not a “search” within the meaning of ...
Watching the Watchmen: The People’s Attempt to Hold On-Duty Law Enforcement Officers Accountable for Misconduct and the Illinois Law that Stands in Their Way
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2012-04)
In the days when police brutality and public official corruption pump through the veins of society as a fermenting virus, a critical analysis of a controversial law curtailing efforts to intensify public awareness of ...
Pawing Their Way to the Supreme Court: The Evidence Required to Prove a Narcotic Detection Dog’s Reliability
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2012-06)
Historically, courts have given great deference to the anatomical scent detectors from which the canine’s heightened sense of smell derives. In 2005, the Supreme Court supported this position and held that a drug detection ...
Vehicle Search Incident to a Lawful Arrest: The New Two-Part Rule from Arizona v. Gant Misses the Mark
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2010-07)
This Note examines the recent Supreme Court decision of Arizona v. Gant and how it affects a vehicle search incident to a lawful arrest exception to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. The rationales for a search ...