good faith, search and seizure, warrant, Fourth Amendment, exclusionary rule, probable cause
This Court granted cert to decide whether a partially corroborated anonymous informer's tip provided probable cause for the issuance of a warrant. At Conference a majority voted to hold that the warrant was valid, but also expressed interest in exploring a good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule. The Court restored the case to the calendar so this question could be briefed and argued.
Madans, A. S. Bench Memorandum, Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213 (1983). Box 367, Harry A. Blackmun Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.