High Court Leaves Intact State Ruling on DMV Records

, New York Law Journal

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday dismissed an appeal of a New York case that only last week had been argued by lawyers from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the Legal Aid Society. The Court's order left intact a state Court of Appeals ruling holding that, even if the police had illegally stopped a motorist, neither his identity nor his driving history could be suppressed under the "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine.

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