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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: What Does It Mean and Why Is It Important?
Do you watch a lot of crime dramas on TV? If so, you’ve likely heard the phrase “fruit of the poisonous tree” uttered from time to time. However, do you know what it means? This phrase refers to a legal doctrine originating in 1920 with the decision in Silverthorne Lumber Co. v. United States.