Arizona v. Evans
Significance, Tempting Arrest, The Exclusionary Rule, Reagan-era Reversal, The Decision, A Growing Movement To Rescind The Exclusionary Rule
State of Arizona
That a computer error in law-enforcement files did not result in an unlawful search, and that contraband obtained in that search may be admitted in court.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
1 March 1995
The Court ruled in favor of the state of Arizona's appeal to admit evidence obtained in a search that was underway as a result of computer error.
- Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961).
- United States v. Mackey, 387 F.Supp. 1121 (1975).
- United States v. Leon, 468 U.S. 897 (1984).
Congressional Quarterly Digest. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 1997.
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