Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Refusal To Take Blood-Alcohol Tests

Mealey's (December 15, 2015, 3:18 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a Dec. 11 miscellaneous order, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three consolidated cases that raise questions of privacy and rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution surrounding certain states’ criminal penalties for a motorist’s refusal to submit to a warrantless blood-alcohol test during a traffic stop (Danny Birchfield v. North Dakota, No. 14-1468, William Robert Bernard Jr. v. State of Minnesota, No. 14-1470, Steve M. Beylund v. Grant Levi, Director of the Department of Transportation, No. 14-1507, U.S....
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