Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule and its Impact on Landmark Cases

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Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule and its Impact on Landmark Cases
One of the most foundational components of the criminal justice system is the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary rule. This rule holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the U.S. Constitution is inadmissible for a criminal prosecution in a court of law. And it has been applied in a number of landmark cases over the past century. Accordingly, the following report demonstrates how several landmark cases were impacted by this rule: Weeks vs. U.S. (1914), Mapp v. Ohio (1961), U.S. vs. Leon (1984), and Hudson v. Michigan (2006).
Background
The basis of all subsequent discussion concerns the Fourth Amendment which addresses the subject of illegal searches and...
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