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Florida v. Jardines 569 U.S. (2013): Warrant RequirementThe Miami-Dade police department received and anonymous unverified tip that miss Jardines was growing marijuana in her home. Two detectives and a drug sniffing dog went up the residence and the dog signaled it smelled marijuana along with the officer saying he smelled it as well. The detected filed for a search warrant and was granted one, and after searching found cannabis in the defendant’s home. Miss Jardines moved to try and suppress the evidence under the grounds that the dogs sniff was an impermissible search. The court fought back and forth over this. Is a dog sniff at the front door of a suspected grow house by a trained narcotics detection dog a Fourth Amendment search requiring probable cause? Yes, in a 5-4 majority decision.The Court held that the front porch of a home is part of the home itself for Fourth Amendment purposes. Typically, ordinary citizens are invited to enter onto the porch,

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