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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 53. Why Do Courts Throw Out Good Evidence?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43613


Evidence gathered in violation of the Fourth Amendment cannot be used at trial because of the exclusionary rule developed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court has, however, identified several exceptions to this rule, such as when the evidence would have been inevitably discovered anyway.

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  • Wendy L. Martinek ( - wmartinek) 'Binghamton University'