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The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule
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The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule

Tracey Maclin

Abstract

The application of the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule has divided the Justices of the Supreme Court for nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the most frequently litigated constitutional issue in United States courts. This book traces the rise and fall of the exclusionary rule using insight and behind-the-scenes access into the Court's thinking. Based on original archival research into the private papers of retired Justices, this analysis clarifies the ... More

Keywords: Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule, Supreme Court, criminal evidence, Justices, jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199795475
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795475.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracey Maclin, author
Boston University, School of Law

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