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Utah v. Strieff, The Exclusionary Rule and What it Means For Your Rights

In June of 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion about a 2006 Salt Lake Utah case where a man was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.  This ultimately changed the scope of what was known as the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule.  So what does this have to do with your rights?  First let's discuss exactly what the Exclusionary Rule is along with the rational behind it. The Exclusionary Rule is a legal principle which holds that evidence that was collected in violation of an individual's rights can be held inadmissible in court.   Also known as the...

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