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fruit of the poisonous tree

In US law, any secondary legal evidence that has been obtained as the result of unconstitutional or illegal means or information gathered in such a way. Such evidence, both the primary source and the secondary result, are generally inadmissible in court. The police were found to have obtained the knowledge of the illicit firearms' location from a search they conducted without a warrant, and thus this fruit of the poisonous tree was ultimately not admitted during the prosecution.
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Elliot added: "This is a highly poisonous snake and has, in fact, been responsible for more deaths across Africa than any other species.
These findings suggest that there may be an ancient evolutionary part of the brain telling people that they are looking at a poisonous animal," Cole said.
Some plants have physical defenses such as thorns, but by far, the most common protection is chemical and that's where the poisonous plants come into play," Morton said.
The speaker of the Arab Parliament said the use of poisonous gases by the Syrian regime is 'a dangerous development' and a 'war crime' that will affect the US-Russian plan which is carried by Brahimi and proposes that Bashar Assad could keep his post until 2014, according to Al Jarwan.
Almost half of the inquiries (42%) concerned the consequences of a poisonous bite, with 85 cases deemed in need of anti-venom.
All parts of the plant are poisonous * DUMB CANE (Dieffenbachia) This large-leaved houseplant is poisonous, while the sap can cause skin and eye irritation.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea) - This lovely garden climber , adorns many trellises and archways in summer, but it is also poisonous.
Woody Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - Most species of solanum are poisonous and this scrambling perennial is often found in hedgerows and on shingle beaches, with oval leaves and purple flowers with yellow stamens, flowering from May to September.
The study, according to local Arabic daily Al-Watan, squashed rumors that spread last Ramadan that green tea and mint grown in Madinah were hazardous for health as they contained poisonous elements such as copper, cadmium, silver chloride and mercury.
This is in reply to Dipika C's attempt to create awareness among the public about poisonous plants in Bahrain (GDN, September 25).
Poisonous parenting; toxic relationships between parents and their adult children.
Look for clues - for example, poisonous plants, berries or empty containers.
Most poisonous animals warn predators with their colors, taste, and smell.
A cucumber's skin is mildly poisonous and its pointed seeds will irritate gastro-intestinal tract.
The students fell unconscious after smelling a poisonous gas at the Zabihullah Esmati Girls High School at about 10:30am, Vice-Principal Manizha Mukhtari told Pajhwok Afghan News.