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The 4th: Good faith

“In Davis v. United States, the United States Supreme Court stated that the exclusionary rule does not apply in cases where ‘the police act with an objectively reasonable good-faith belief that their conduct is lawful.’ ––– U.S. ––––, 131 S.Ct. 2419, 2427, 180 L.Ed.2d 285 (2011) (quoting United States v. Leon, 468 U.S. 897, 909, 104 S.Ct. 3405, 82 L.Ed.2d 677 (1984)). The Davis court explained, ‘[r]esponsible law-enforcement officers will take care to learn what is required of them under Fourth Amendment precedent and will conform their conduct to these rules.’”

State v. Adams, 409 S.C. 641, 650 (2014) (quotations omitted).


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