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Good Faith Exception

  • 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 good faith exception to the exclusionary rule is an exception from the general rule that illegally seized evidence is inadmissible in a defendant's trial. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that despite a magistrate's error on a warrant, if the ...

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