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Judge: Marijuana “sniff test” enough to search vehicle
Local News
May 24, 2017

Judge: Marijuana “sniff test” enough to search vehicle

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — A Vermont judge has rejected a Rutland man’s challenge to the “sniff test,” ruling the smell of marijuana alone does provide probable cause for police to search a vehicle.

“Vermont’s decriminalization statute explicitly states that it leaves unchanged…

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand
News Briefs
December 14, 2016

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — In a highly anticipated ruling, U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford has denied a motion by Donald Fell’s defense seeking to declare the Federal Death Penalty Act unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment. The 57-page decision issued Tuesday, Dec. 13,…