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High Court Mulls Reach Of Fourth Amendment's 'Exclusionary Rule'

Publication Date: 
October 08, 2008
Source: 
American Constitution Society Blog

Professor Pamela S. Karlan is quoted in a blog from the American Constitution Society (ACS) about a Fourth Amendment case she argued in front of the Supreme Court:

Pamela S. Karlan, the faculty adviser at Stanford Law School, argued that the search of Herring, based on a lapsed warrant, violated his Fourth Amendment rights and therefore the evidence should be excluded. “If you announce that police error is going to lead to the suppression of evidence, police will do a better job of maintaining their records.” Michael R. Dreeben, a deputy U.S. solicitor general, argued that the justices should not allow the exclusionary rule to apply here because it involved an “isolated clerical error in the maintenance of warrants.”