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2006-06-15 10:40:02

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that evidence can be used even if the police violated the rule requiring them to knock on the door and announce their presence before entering to search a suspect's home. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld a Michigan court ruling that the officers' failure to knock did not disqualify evidence seized under a valid search warrant. The ruling was the latest in a series by the court's conservative...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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