Harrison v. United States (392 U.S. 219)/Dissent Black

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392 U.S. 219

Harrison  v.  United States (392 U.S. 219)

 Argued: April 4, 1968. --- Decided: June 10, 1968

Mr. Justice BLACK, dissenting.

It seems to me that the Court in this case carries the Court-made doctrine of excluding evidence that is 'fruit of the poisonous tree' to a wholly illogical and completely unreasonable extent. For this and many of the reasons suggested by my Brother WHITE'S dissent, I agree that holdings like this make it far more difficult to protect society 'against those who have made it impossible to live today in safety.' I would affirm this conviction.


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