Nix v. Williams (1984) | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Policing / Procedural Law

Nix v. Williams (1984) is a landmark SCOTUS decision in which the Court established an inevitable discovery exception to the exclusionary rule.

This rule means that tainted evidence can be admitted into court if the evidence would have been found by lawful means anyway.

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Last Modified: 07/19/2021


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