fruit of the poisonous tree


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Noun1.fruit of the poisonous tree - a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
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The committee called the controlled delivery illegal for 'being fruit of the poisonous tree.
The suppression that the lawyers are arguing are what we call the fruit of the poisonous tree," said law professor Gary Solis, who is covering the Guantanamo trials for the National Institute of Military Justice.
The Court upheld the admissibility of this fruit of the poisonous tree by a 3-2-4 vote.