DUI Checkpoints: A Constitutional Question

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Of all the things Utah drivers don’t want to see while they’re on the road – whether they’re sober or not – the big, yellow, DUI checkpoint sign is probably among the most shunned.  Running into one of these DUI checkpoints (officially referred to as ‘administrative traffic checkpoints’), usually means traffic delays, intrusive questioning and, […]

Understanding the 5th

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The Fifth Amendment – it’s a surprisingly confusing one, particularly the bit about remaining silent.  Just about anyone who has invoked it can tell you that claiming the right to remain silent feels pretty much like saying “I’m guilty” to the cops, but the Bill of Rights grants you that right for an important reason.  […]