Bloomberg Law
May 15, 2018, 7:54 PM

High Court Rules Against Weed Dealer in Wiretap Dispute

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin
Bloomberg Law

A marijuana dealer’s hopes were extinguished after the U.S. Supreme Court May 14 held that broad wiretap orders in a drug investigation didn’t require suppression of evidence gained from them.

A disputed sentence in the orders doesn’t have any legal effect so it doesn’t make the order insufficient, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for a unanimous court.

The Supreme Court’s narrow holding allowed it to avoid suppressing evidence and preserve “its pattern of requiring adherence to strict statutory construction,” John Marti, an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, said in a statement sent to Bloomberg Law.

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