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Name: U.S. v. Reilly
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 09/11/2000
Subsequent History: None

While the officer’s continued questioning of appellant, after he requested counsel, violated appellant’s constitutional rights, the Court of Appeals refused to apply the inevitable discovery doctrine to excuse the officer’s misconduct. Excusing the failure to obtain a warrant merely because the officers had probable cause and could have inevitably obtained a warrant would completely obviate the warrant requirement of the fourth amendment. The matter was reversed and remanded for a new trial.