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

Wiretapping involves the monitoring of telephone conversations of individuals, usually via covert means. Historically, this has involved placing a “tap” on the physical wire that carried telephonic communications. The advent of new technologies such as cellular ...

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