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Silver Platter Doctrine

  • By: Richard L. Pacelle Jr.
  • 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 silver platter doctrine was an exception to the exclusionary rule. Under the exclusionary rule, any evidence that has been seized illegally cannot be used in court against the suspect. The illegally seized evidence would represent the so-called fruit of the ...

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