The Supreme Court: Busy End

The Supreme Court last week wound up a busy term with a busy decision day. The Court:

¶ Reversed a twelve-year-old ruling and eliminated a judicial double standard that had permitted the use of illegally procured evidence in state courts but not in federal courts. By a 5-to-4 majority, the High Court ruled that "all evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Constitution is, by that same authority, inadmissible in a state court." At least 24 states will have to modify the rules of evidence now used in their courts.

¶ Ruled that a railway...

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