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Is a Curious Police Dog on Your Porch a Search under the 4th Amendment? – SCOTUS Answers in Florida v. Jardines

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Let’s say one day you observe your local police officer walk a drug-sniffing police dog up to the front door of your neighbor’s house.  The dog sniffs around outside, then gives a positive signal

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Recusal – Judge Impartiality and Disqualification

By Hayes Hunt Recently, the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to recuse herself from a case simply because her husband and his clients may have been the victim of

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The Supreme Court’s Confrontation with Forensic Evidence: Williams v. Illinois

by:  Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner On June 18, 2012, the Supreme Court came down with a fractured 5-4 decision disrupting long-standing 6th Amendment Confrontation Clause precedent as it applies to forensic evidence.  Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505 (June 18,

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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