TLC_017: DISMISSED ON A TECHNICALITY

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U.S. ConstitutionIn This Episode:

I pull back the curtain on the legal rulings that result in cases being dismissed on a technicality. When a case is dismissed on a technicality in the criminal justice system, it usually means that a court has determined that the evidence sought to be used against the defendant was obtained in violation of his constitutional rights.

The disallowance of this evidence is the product of the exclusionary rule. This is the remedy the courts have fashioned for constitutional violations. Hear the history of the rule and why it became necessary to fashion this remedy for the flagrant violations of citizens rights.

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2 thoughts on “TLC_017: DISMISSED ON A TECHNICALITY

  1. I cracked up out loud in a Starbucks when I heard about your sister getting her info from “Law & Order”.

  2. You said in this episode, “I prefer a society where the occasional guilty person goes free as opposed to a police state in which police are able to freely infringe our rights.”

    Amen to that. It seems like a lot citizens do not understand how our system would degrade so much further and more swiftly without these kinds of laws in place.

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