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Supreme Court takes hard look at Minn. implied-consent law


WASHINGTON – A testy U.S. Supreme Court pressed a Dakota County attorney Wednesday to defend why suspected drunken drivers should be criminally punished for refusing a blood-alcohol test.

The court is looking to settle hotly debated implied-consent laws in Minnesota and 12 other states, laws that have endured countless lower court challenges from those arguing that the tests are unconstitutional without a search warrant.


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