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United States v. Leon
Citation:468 U.S. 897 (1984)
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A confidential informant informed an officer that two people were selling cocaine, and the police initiated an extensive investigation of respondent. Police obtained a search warrant to search respondent’s residence, where they found drugs and proceeded to arrest respondent. A judge then concluded that the warrant was invalid because the affidavit for the search warrant did not establish the probable cause necessary to issue the warrant.
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