BG Lawyer Bryce Tish Publishes Note in Drake Law Review

Congratulations to BG lawyer Bryce Tish on the publication of his note in the Drake University Law Review, titled “Such Good Boys: The Dogmatic Casting Alert and Probable Cause for Drug Sniffing Dogs.” Bryce is a member of the firm’s Consumer Protection Practice Group, and is in our Iowa office.

“Police canines are very smart and highly trained—but just like humans, they make mistakes,” Bryce writes in the note’s summary. “As a matter of constitutional principle, it would be better to err on the side of caution and require a hard alert as opposed to a casting alert by a drug-sniffing dog—especially when someone’s liberty and freedom are at stake.” This Note addresses the circuit split between the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals on what kind of dog alert—a hard or casting alert—gives rise to probable cause and a subsequent warrantless search and argues that hard alerts should be required for probable cause to search a vehicle.

This note was selected by Bryce’s law school peers for publication in the Spring 2024 edition of the Drake Law Review. And the handsome dogs featured in the image above are Bryce’s dogs Randy and Ruby.

To read the full Note, please visit here.

To learn more about Bryce Tish, please visit here.

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