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Bernard v. Minnesota - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

Bernard v. Minnesota - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inBernard v. Minnesota, which was consolidated with Birchfield v. North Dakota and Beylund v. Levi. In Bernard, William Robert Bernard, Jr., admitted he had been drinking, but he denied driving his truck and refused to perform a field sobriety test. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and taken to the police station, where he refused to consent to a chemical test in violation of Minnesota state law. Bernard was charged with two counts of first-degree test refusal pursuant to state law. InBirchfield, Danny Birchfield was arrested after failing field sobriety tests after he had driven his vehicle into a ditch, but he refused to consent to a chemical test, resulting in a misdemeanor charge. He moved to dismiss the charge and claimed that the state law in question violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. In Beylund, Steve Beylund consented to a blood alcohol to test to confirm he

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