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Substance Users Now Plead the Fifth at Their Peril

By Matt Harvey

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court threatens to limit a suspect's right to remain silent. For drug users, drunk drivers, drug runners—and everyone else—this is very bad news.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 7, 2013

By Bryan Le

Bill Clinton vows to combat overdose deaths, Colombian "nuns" hide cocaine under habits, and Brooke Mueller is hospitalized for Rx drug abuse. MORE  

No More Deportation for Minor Pot Charges

By Ben Feuerherd

The Supreme Court sides with an immigrant who was "wrongly" deported for possession of three joints. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 24, 2013

By The Fix staff

College binge drinking boosts risk of heart disease, US citizen was wrongly deported over pot possession, and Madonna's brother arrested after drunken fight with police. MORE  

Supreme Court: Cops Need Warrants for DUI Blood Tests

By Victoria Kim

Warrantless blood-testing of DUI suspects is ruled unconstitutional. MORE  

Drug-Sniffing Dog Wins Supreme Court Case

By Bryan Le

The high court rules in favor of a dog whose sniffing mistake resulted in a meth bust. MORE  

Supreme Court Weighs Blood-Test Warrants

By McCarton Ackerman

A landmark case considers how cops should be able to administer blood tests to DUI suspects. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 13, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Just one cigarette a day raises risk of sudden death, quitting fatty foods can feel like drug withdrawal, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined quaaludes on her wedding night. MORE  

Can You Be Sentenced to Church for Drunk Driving?

By Hunter R. Slaton

The case of an Oklahoma teen who was sentenced to a decade's worth of sermons brings up constitutional questions. MORE  

A DWI Offer You Can't Refuse

By Jeff Winkler

Cops will be out in force today, rounding up over-the-limit Memorial Day revelers. As The Fix discovered during a ride-along with the Austin PD, in some states a DWI stop can even lead to an involuntary blood sample. MORE  

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