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Karly Kienzlen2/16/20JUS-441Armando Carbajal Good Faith Exception & The Exclusionary RuleIn 1914, The United States Supreme Court first introduced the exclusionary rule in the court case, Weeks v. United States. This rule goes hand in hand with the 4thAmendment which limits what the government can do with evidence that is obtained illegally. If a piece of evidence is obtained in an illegal way, it is not admissible in court. This is something that is regulated throughout all state courts. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. These include the Attenuation Doctrine, Inevitable Discovery Rule, and the Good Faith Exception. The purpose of the exclusionary rule is to exclude “…illegally obtained evidence in a criminal prosecution of the person whose rights were violates by the police in obtaining that evidence” (Scheb, 2015, p. 90). This was done to ensure that members of society were not being taken advantage of and also provides a sense of accountability to the police. This rule requires

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