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US v. McCane, No. 08-6235

In a firearm possession prosecution, denial of defendant's motion to suppress is affirmed where the police lacked probable cause to search defendant's vehicle, but the search was justified by the good-faith exception because the reach of the exclusionary rule does not extend beyond police conduct to punish the mistakes of others, be they judicial officers or employees, or even legislators.

Read US v. McCane, No. 08-6235

Appellate Information

Filed July 28, 2009


Opinion by Judge Murphy


For Appellant:

William H. Campbell, Campbell Law Office, Oklahoma City, OK

For Appellee:

Edward J. Kumiega, Assistant United States Attorney

John C. Richter, United States Attorney, Oklahoma City, OK