Duquesne Law Review


As the Burger Court continues to reduce the impact of the exclusionary rule as a matter of federal constitutional law, several states have expanded the exclusionary rule as a matter of state law. Federal courts have uniformly admitted in federal criminal trials evidence seized by state police in violation of only the stricter state constitutional standards. The author suggests that in so doing, most federal courts have failed to address the proper issues, completely disregarding state interests.

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