Topic: The Supreme Court Opinion

Description

• Write an opinion (an analysis of the questions below that will serve as the reasoning and the ruling of the Supreme Court) that resolves the case based upon previous cases from the United States Supreme Court, other federal and state courts, and other scholarly sources.
• Explain your opinion on each of the following points:
o Evaluate whether all the evidence from the house should have been suppressed as fruit of the poisonous tree, because the placing of a tracking device on the Blazer driven by Dripster without a warrant and without probable cause violated the Fourth Amendment.
o Assess whether all the evidence from the house should have been suppressed because the use of the Bloodhound device without a warrant and without probable cause violated the Fourth Amendment.
o Determine whether all evidence from the house should have been suppressed because the warrant issued by the magistrate was based upon information obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
o Rule on whether all evidence from the house should have been suppressed because the police officers did not knock and announce; the warrant was not a no-knock warrant.
o Conclude whether the gun used by Stupido should have been suppressed because the officers had no right to search his car at the scene.
o Examine whether Dummy’s conviction for marijuana possession should be overturned, because he was not read Miranda warnings before making a deal.
o Evaluates whether Stupido’s confession should have been suppressed, because his lawyer was not allowed to see him.
o Explain the validity of Dripster’s death sentence for shooting and paralyzing Innocent violates the Eighth Amendment.