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Government could make second search of cellphone (access required)

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. Background Appellant Gregory Kyle Seerden was ...