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Silverman v. United States (1961)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • 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 Silverman v. United States, 365 U.S. 505 (1961), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a gambling conviction that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld; the Supreme Court decided that the “spike mike” that police had used to gather information ...

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