Birchfield v. North Dakota and consolidated cases was argued at the Court on April 20, 2016 and decided one June 23, 2016.
Can a state make it a crime for a driver to refuse to take a test to
detect alcohol in the driver’s blood? This case is about a North Dakota
law that requires suspected drunk drivers to either agree to breath and
blood tests or be jailed for refusing to cooperate. It explores Fourth
Amendment protections from unreasonable government searches and asks if
"forced" consent is a violation of rights.
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