Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

In the case, Utah v. Strieff, the Court ruled 5-3 that incriminating evidence discovered through an illegal police stop can be used if the suspect has… read more

In the case, Utah v. Strieff, the Court ruled 5-3 that incriminating evidence discovered through an illegal police stop can be used if the suspect has an outstanding warrant, even if the warrant is for a minor crime like a traffic violation or unpaid parking ticket. In 2006 a Utah police officer saw Edward Strieff leaving a house suspected of drug activity. The officer stopped Strieff and demanded his ID as he was walking to a convenience store. After running a check for warrants the officer discovered Strieff had an outstanding arrest warrant for a minor traffic violation. The officer then arrested Strieff, searched him and discovered methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia in his pockets. The Court’s ruling chips away at what’s known as the exclusionary rule, which prohibits evidence obtained illegally by police from being used against a defendant in a criminal proceeding. close

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Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

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Program ID:
404140-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 02, 2016 | 12:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2016 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 26, 2016 | 3:45pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 27, 2016 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 02, 2016 | 12:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2016 | 6:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2016 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 17, 2016 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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