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Katz v. United States (1967)

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

In Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that FBI agents violated the Fourth Amendment when they bugged a public telephone booth to overhear the conversations of a bookmaker. This ruling extended Fourth Amendment protections ...

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