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Bartnicki v. Vopper (2001)

  • By: Patrick M. Garry
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that the Fourth Amendment extends to telephone conversations, the Court ruled in Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 (2001), that First Amendment freedoms of speech and press trumped an antiwiretapping law that was designed ...

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