Minnesota's Test Refusal Law Argued at the U.S. Supreme Court Today
This morning the United States Supreme Court heard attorneys' arguments on Bernard, a case which will decide whether drivers may be charged with a crime for refusing to submit to warrantless DWI alcohol tests.
Today's oral argument comes after many years of fighting to uphold the promises and protections embedded in the United States Constitution, namely, the Fourth Amendment's protection from unreasonable searches. Transcript of the argument can be found here.
More than four years ago we predicted the end of Minnesota's DWI test refusal law because it violated individuals' constitutional rights.
Two years ago we predicted the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn Bernard and Minnesota's test refusal law. "[T]he United States Supreme Court still has the final say on this issue, as it involves one of our core (perhaps the core) constitutional protections.|
The court which currently consists of eight members is expected to issue its decision in June.
Until then, check back often for analysis and audio of the argument.