Read this important piece by The Agitator on the recent SCOTUS hearing, Virginia vs. Moore. If you want to read a transcript on how legal scholars can justify gutting one of our last constitutional protections (Exclusionary Rule), this is for you.
The Exclusionary Rule states that illegally obtained evidence can not be used at trial. It appears that SCOTUS is leaning towards diminishing that standard and sanctioning illegal conduct by law enforcement.
18 State Attorney General are arguing to end this practice so that officers can break the law without endangering drug arrests. Va. vs Moore is of course, a drug case. The State of Virginia’s goal is to win as many dope cases as possible, not to uphold constiutional protections. Prohibition has made Attorneys General full time advocates for repealing the Bill of Rights.
Without the Exclusionary Rule the 4th Amendment really loses all meaning. SCOTUS has already destroyed the warrant and reasonable search and seizure requirement. It’s embarassing to watch appellate courts justify illegal police activity.