U.S. SUPREME COURT: MIGHT THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE BE ELIMINATED?
I'm scared. I'm very, very scared. While I have always championed personal financial sanctions on police officers who violate the Fourth Amendment rather than exclusion of evidence (seems a stronger deterrent to me), the courts have historically thought otherwise. Now, if a cop violates your Fourth Amendment rights, the evidence he subsequently learns of as a result of the illegal search or seizure is suppressed and cannot beused in court against you.
Will our chief justice, who championed such causes in the past, lead the Supremes to total expungement of Fourth Amendment remedies?
Take a look at the URL below. Maybe so.