Supreme Court rules evidence not excluded when law changes between search and trial

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 in Davis v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that when the law for what constitutes a legal search changes between a search and an accompanying trial, the evidence is not excluded. Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion states that because suppression of the evidence would do nothing to deter other officers from committing the same error, there’s no reason to enforce the exclusionary rule.Under our exclusionary-rule precedents,…

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