Getting around the Constitution
Stephen Chapman Copyright Creators Syndicate Inc., St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell, who already has enough to keep her busy, may soon have to cope with yet another task - a flood of offers from people wanting to sell her Florida swampland by mail. After she accepted a police account of why they were justified in invading O.J. Simpson's estate without a search warrant, unscrupulous entrepreneurs could assume she'll buy anything.
The Fourth Amendment forbids "unreasonable searches and seizures." The Supreme Court says that means illegally obtained evidence may not be used in criminal trials - a policy known as the exclusionary rule. So Kennedy-Powell was presented with the dilemma - whether to concentrate on enforcing the …
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Publication information: Article title: Getting around the Constitution. Contributors: Stephen Chapman Copyright Creators Syndicate Inc. - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: July 12, 1994. Page number: 15B. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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