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Mere Evidence Rule

  • By: Roger Roots
  • 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 mere evidence rule was a common law search-and-seizure rule and property law that mandated that ownership rights trumped governmental evidentiary interests. The rule had an important impact on search and seizure law until 1967, when the United States Supreme Court ...

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