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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Although evidence obtained during a military search of the defendant's cellphone was inadmissible because it violated the Military Rules of Evidence, the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule and "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine nonetheless allowed the government to admit evidence discovered via a subsequent search of the same phone.
In law, such 'wiretapped' information is the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' not admissible as evidence," Drilon, a lawyer, said.
First risk therein is what I term the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine.
The case involved Sendra Beauregard's appeal of her 2015 murder conviction, with her main contention being that since her incriminating statements to Providence police were suppressed as violations of Miranda, the trial judge also should have excluded a recovered firearm and ammunition as fruit of the poisonous tree.
2014) [hereinafter Fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine].
The committee called the controlled delivery illegal for 'being fruit of the poisonous tree.'
The term "fruit of the poisonous tree" is a metaphor used in American law referring to evidence that has not been obtained legally.
How do you tell your best performers--whether it is a top executive or the kid stocking shelves that they are also the fruit of the poisonous tree? Most companies will not--especially in a high turnover business like retail.