suppression of evidence


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suppression of evidence

n. 1) a judge's determination not to allow evidence to be admitted in a criminal trial because it was illegally obtained or was discovered due to an illegal search. 2) the improper hiding of evidence by a prosecutor who is constitutionally required to reveal to the defense all evidence. Such suppression is a violation of the due process clause (5th Amendment, applied to states by the 14th Amendment) and may result in dismissal, mistrial, or reversal on appeal, as well as contempt of court for the prosecutor. (See: evidence)

suppression of evidence

verb extinguishment, juuicial ban of evidence, prevention of the introduction of evidence, prohibition of the use of evidence, quashing eviience, repressing evidence, restraining the use of eviience, substantiation, that which furnishes proof, that which tends to prove, validation, vanquish veil, verification
Associated concepts: exclusionary rule, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, illegal search and seizure
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If its actions are found to be coerced, the corporation may be considered a "state actor," and its conduct in the investigation could be unconstitutional and/or lead to the suppression of evidence.
While some federal courts hearing cases arising from this investigation have upheld the warrant as lawful, others have ordered the suppression of evidence based solely on the lack of clear venue in the current version of the rule.
With substantial experience handling search and seizure issues, Meital Manzuri has consistently succeeded in the suppression of evidence unlawfully obtained by police officers.
Despite Holder's promise to clean up the mishandling of prosecutions, key figures involved in the suppression of evidence in the cases Powell describes have not only been spared retribution, but have either been promoted within the government or have moved on to lofty positions in prestigious law firms.
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Mr Godsi's EDM stated: 'at this House remembers that his conviction was based on the intimidation of witnesses and the suppression of evidence and expresses sympathy for his suering during his time in prison, when he was subjected to solitary connement and torture.
WORCESTER -- Denying a prosecution motion asking her to reconsider, a judge has reaffirmed her suppression of evidence against two of the three men charged with murder in the 1994 disappearance of Kevin Harkins.
John Whitmire, D-Houston, and passed by the Senate last month, would extend the statute of limitations for offenses involving the suppression of evidence by prosecutors.
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To reduce the danger of a wider conflict, he was largely responsible for the suppression of evidence that Soviet pilots were flying MiG-15s during the Korean War.

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