Government Opposes Certiorari In 4th Amendment Exclusionary Rule Exception Case

Mealey's (November 3, 2016, 12:01 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an Oct. 31 brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. government opposes a grant of certiorari to a man convicted of tax evasion, arguing that law enforcement properly retained mirrored copies of the man’s hard drives via a warrant that was valid per the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Stavros M. Ganias v. United States of America, No. 16-263, U.S. Sup.).

(Opposition brief available.  Document #68-161110-019B.)

Warrants Issued

In August 2003, the...
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