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Use of drug-sniffing dogs unconstitutional?

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The nation's Highest court is considering limiting the use of drug-sniffing dogs by police.

Lawyers argued today that using a dog's hyper-sensitive nose outside a home to indicate the possibility of illegal substances inside amounts to an unconstitutional breach of privacy.

Justices are also considering making states prove in court how well-trained and effective those dogs are, before prosecutors can use evidence turned up by the dog.

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