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Exclusionary Rule

  • By: James Coll
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the search of “persons, houses, papers, and effects” by government agents when conducted in an “unreasonable” manner. The amendment is silent, however, on the outcome should it be determined that a search yielding ...

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