A law that prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.
- Illustrating this point, the Court has held that the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule and the Miranda exclusionary rule do not apply to the impeachment of a criminal defendant who testifies.
- In 1984 Congress undercut the exclusionary rule which barred evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
- First, I feel no doubt that the modern climate of judicial and professional opinion favours the relaxation of exclusionary rules of evidence in civil cases whenever it seems safe to do so.
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