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Olmstead v. United States (1928)

  • By: Paul D. Foote
  • 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 Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5–4 against Roy Olmstead and in favor of the government, holding that wiretapping was not an unreasonable search and seizure within the Fourth Amendment and was not ...

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