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Supreme Court Strikes Down North Dakota Drunk Driving Law Criminalizing Refusal of Blood Tests

Supreme Court Strikes Down North Dakota Drunk Driving Law Criminalizing Refusal of Blood Tests

In a nutshell, the Supreme Court said laws criminalizing the refusal of a warrantless breathalyzer test are constitutional. Blood tests, however, will require a warrant. Here’s how we got there. During the 2013 legislative session North Dakota lawmakers passed a number of laws to address drunk driving. Among the changes was a law which makes

Attorneys For North Dakota And Minnesota Bombed Before The Supreme Court Today

Earlier today I wrote about an issue surrounding blood tests in DUI cases which was before the Supreme Court today. The case is Birchfield vs. North Dakota, though it consists of three consolidated cases, two from ND and one from Minnesota. The issue is whether or not state laws in Minnesota and North Dakota criminalizing the

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