Split High Court: Existence Of Warrant Made Improperly Seized Evidence Admissible

Mealey's (June 21, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Supreme Court majority on June 20 held that although a drug suspect may have been improperly stopped by a law enforcement officer, the discovery of an existing warrant erased any violations of the suspect’s rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and made the evidence seized at the time of his arrest admissible in court (State of Utah v. Edward Joseph Strieff Jr., No. 14-1373, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3926).

(Opinion available. Document #97-160623-026Z.)

The majority opinion reversed...
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