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DeWolfe appeals drug-sniffing dog case to Supreme Court

A dog sniffs baggage at the Baltimore cuise terminal. (File)

Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe  has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the state high court’s decision requiring appellate courts to defer to trial judges’ determinations – unless clearly wrong —  that a drug-sniffing dog was ...

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Md. high court: Drug dog reliability decisions get deference

The Courts of Appeals building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record File)

Appellate courts must defer to a trial judge’s determination that a drug-sniffing dog was reliable unless that finding was clearly wrong, Maryland’s top court has ruled in setting the review standard for the often-decisive factor in whether police had probable cause to search a vehicle.

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