One of the new cases
asks the court to clarify how accurate a dog must be in terms of its past identification of contraband — for, as Justice David H. Souter
once warned in dissent
, “The infallible dog, however, is a creature of legal fiction.”
second of the court’s new dog cases
asks if the police may take a drug-sniffing dog to the front porch of a home to sniff for evidence of marijuana inside.