Tulsa Attorney Blog 2 Posts Tagged 'exclusionary rule'

  • Oklahoma Court Sneaks In Good Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule

    Unpublished Decision Reverses Earlier Precedent Courts lately seem to find ever more twisted logic to explain away constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures – a right the constitution says “shall not be violated.” The United States Supreme Court took a broadaxe to the Fourth Amendment when it declared in United States v. Calandra, 414 […]

  • Good Faith Exception Rewards Cops’ Ignorance

    Exclusionary Rule Further Eroded Is it reasonable for a police officer not to know the law? The United States Supreme Court recently said yes, sometimes. What’s more, the court provided an incentive for police to adopt expansive interpretations of the law until a court tells them otherwise. In a December 15, 2014 decision, the court […]