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3293465641_b6c5081e87_bWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that evidence of a crime may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it. The justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the drug-related…

 

After a man is illegally stopped by an officer, the officer finds methamphetamine on him and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The Supreme Court rules in favor of police in this case. While it is clear the defendant should be held accountable for his violation of law, it is also clear the officer should be held accountable for his violation of the law too! This is just the latest instance of more power granted to government officials. This ruling is a major blow to our right protecting us from unlawful search and seizure.

Source: Supreme Court rules for police in search case

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