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About "Exclusionary Rule"
On negative, you’ve probably run across the popular aff case centered around the exclusionary rule. It’s a popular application because it makes a lot of sense, plays on the judge’s idea of justice, and isn’t hard to explain or impact. It usually looks something like this:
The exclusionary rule is set up in American courts to protect privacy. Because of various Supreme Court rulings, evidence obtained in a manner that violates search and seizure law cannot be used in court. This means that guilty people sometimes get off free, just because truth seeking occurred in a way that violates privacy. This doesn’t make sense. If a police officer violated the law, let’s punish him in accordance with the law. But why would we let a criminal go free on a technicality? We should allow violations of privacy in the name of truth seeking so that justice can be served.
In this opposition release, Mark Csoros explains how to address this application.
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