The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendments Exclusionary Rule

Hardcover | December 4, 2012

byTracey Maclin

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The application of the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule has divided the Justices of the Supreme Court for nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the mostfrequently litigated constitutional issue in United States courts. Tracey Maclin's The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule traces the rise and fall of the exclusionary rule using insight and behind-the-scenes access into the Court's thinking.Based on original archival research into the private papers of retired Justices, Professor Maclin's analysis clarifies the motivations and thoughts that explain the Court's exclusionary rule jurisprudence. He includes a comprehensive scholarly and objective discussion of the reasoning behind theCourt decisions, and demonstrates that like other constitutional doctrines, the exclusionary rule is a political mechanism that expands and contracts as the times and Justices change. Ultimately, this book will help readers understand how constitutional law is constructed by judges with diversepolitical perspectives.

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The application of the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule has divided the Justices of the Supreme Court for nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the mostfrequently litigated constitutional issue in...

Professor Tracey Maclin is Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law where he has taught law school courses on constitutional law, criminal procedure and the Supreme Court for the past twenty-five years. In 1995, he was awarded the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University's highest teaching prize and has pr...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199795479

ISBN - 13:9780199795475

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