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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Dressler
United States v. Leon
Citation:468 U.S. 897, 104 S.Ct. 3405, 82 L.Ed.2d 677.
A facially valid search warrant was issued in September 1981 by a State Superior Court Judge. The defendants filed motions to suppress evidence seized pursuant to the search warrant. The District Court granted the motions, concluding that the warrant was defective as the affidavit was insufficient to establish probable cause. The court made clear that the officer that performed the search had acted in good faith, but it rejected the Government’s suggestion that the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule should not apply where evidence is seized in reasonable, good faith reliance on a search warrant. The Government appealed.
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