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Katz v. United States
United States Supreme Court
389 U.S. 347 (1967)
Katz (defendant) was convicted of violating federal gambling laws. At trial and against Katz’s objection, the prosecution entered into evidence recordings of Katz’s end of a phone conversation. The recordings were obtained after the FBI placed a wire-tap on the outside of the public phone booth where Katz placed the call. The court of appeals upheld the trial court decision to admit the recordings and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)
Concurrence (Harlan, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
Concurrence (White, J.)
Dissent (Black, J.)
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