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Evidence for search of Leawood home called flimsy

Kansas City Star
Karen Dillon
Friday, May 3, 2013

A Kansas City Star article discussing a wrongful raid of a Leawood family's home featured Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Melanie Wilson, who pointed to the lack of evidence in the case.

Dillon wrote:

Melanie Wilson, a law professor at the University of Kansas, said there is a low bar for evidence needed to justify a search, but that even then the Harte search raised questions. The positive field tests were evidence, but the information about the visit to the hydroponics store was old.

“If the standard (for a search) was met, it was barely met,” Wilson said.

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