exclusionary rule

a rule that forbids the introduction of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.


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Example sentences
The exclusionary rule applies, and the police conduct falls outside the good
  faith exception to the exclusionary rule.
Sentencing proceedings are not covered, with respect to strict application of
  the hearsay exclusionary rule.
The exclusionary rule should not be applied when a law enforcement officer
  conducts a search in reasonable reliance.
The exclusionary rule is instead a judicially created means of deterring
  illegal searches and seizures.
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