Silverplatter Doctrine

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Meaning of Silverplatter Doctrine

A rule of evidence under which evidence obtained by legal search and seizure was admissable in a federal court where the search was made for the purpose of enforcing the state law, by state officers without federal participation. This rule is no longer good law. See Mapp v Ohio, 367 U.S. 643, 81 S.Ct. 1684, 6 L.Ed.2d 1081. The phrase has also been applied to the rule that evidence lawfully secured in one jurisdiction is admissable in other jurisdictions even though it would be inadmissable under local law. See People v Kelley, 57 Cal.Rptr. 363, 424 P.2d 947.

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