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But "apologies to all"

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court often belittle lawyers' arguments and reverse the rulings of their predecessors. But rarely do they say they are sorry. Last week Justice William Rehnquist, writing for a majority of five, offered "apologies to all" for stirring a major legal debate on whether the court should weaken the exclusionary rule's ban on the use of illegally seized evidence in criminal trials. Having riled everyone about the issue, the court decided not to address the question after all.

The Justices had called for legal arguments on whether the Fourth Amendment allows a "good faith" exception...

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