A U.S. Supreme Court veteran will face a high court rookie this morning as they debate whether pre-existing government identity documents obtained as the result of an unconstitutional police stop must be suppressed as “the fruit of the poisonous tree.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will argue that the evidence that Jose Tolentino was driving without a license should not be excluded and that his conviction should be upheld. Making the prosecution’s case will be Caitlin J. Halligan, the general counsel to District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
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