Exclusionary Rule Evaluation
July 8, 2013
The Exclusionary rule goes back to a Supreme Court ruling in 1914. The Exclusionary Rule was put into effect in order to protect citizens from being subject to any illegal search and seizures and being entered into evidence in a court of law. In this essay it will explain the Exclusionary Rule, as well as identify the exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule. Furthermore, it will further examine the pros and cons of the Exclusionary Rule, as well as alternative remedies to the rule.
The common law was created by judges through appellate court opinions. The term arose because the law created by royal judges was common to all of England. Common law is subordinate to legislation (Zalman, p. 533). The Common law is part of the legal system that is for the most part formed by the decisions which were previously made by the courts and not imposed by legislatures or other government officials. The reasoning behind common law is that it uses the circumstances of each case in order to evaluate the laws that are related. Similar past cases are valuable to cases which are in question; they are evaluated and at times base their judgment on these past cases.