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Murray v. United States (1988)

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

In Murray v. United States, 487 U.S. 533 (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court applied the independent source doctrine, according to which police can use evidence that was initially obtained illegally if it is subsequently obtained legally in a manner independent ...

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