U.S. Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed to Take Blood in DUI Cases

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed to Take Blood in DUI Cases

In a case that will have a deep and long-lasting impact on marijuana DUIs throughout the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a cop can not legally take an individuals blood in order to deteSupreme_Courtrmine a DUI, without first obtaining a warrant. This is extremely relevant to marijuana consumers, especially as states like Washington (implemented through Initiative 502) now have a DUID clause that finds someone instantly guilty if they have a certain amount of THC in their blood – the U.S. government is working to implement this type of policy throughout the country.

Despite the Obama Administration and the State of Missouri lobbying otherwise, the court ruled 8-1 in favor of requiring a warrant. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the court’s majority opinion, stating that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the blood isn’t sufficient reason to remove the legal requirement of obtaining a warrant before taking the blood. Justice Clarence Thomas was the only judge that ruled in favor of warrantless blood testing.

This ruling will set immediate precedent throughout the nation.


1 Comment

  • meeeee;
    April 18, 2013

    no matter what these people want made as law .The local cops and judges will do what they want if they tell you to do a blood work you do it or you go to jail.All this dose is make them feel better.Ohio counties do what ever they like and they always have.If they want to start writing laws then it needs to be what we can do to make them leave us alone: and if they can stop you and make up bullshit reason to do so and then you don’t do what they want then you go to jail.they can make trumped up charges and the rest will go along with it .So until they make it that people can turn the tables and then it really sticks and the cops the judges and lawyers do time go to jail lose everything they have just like every body else I don’t think any of this really matters.There needs to be a strangle hold put on the law and all who work with it,human services they are another lot of people that can say or do anything they like and nobody gives it a second thought. So as far as duid laws and all the rest this law needs to apply to them,NO one is any better then every body else,There are to be one set of rules not we are rich or we are cops or judge or lawyer or sen. any body gets into trouble you should be treated just like every body else. There should be no double standards oh well your such in such judge or you work for or your a cop: nope it should be the same and that is how I feel about it:

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