Privacy: The Case Of Katz V. The United States

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In the case of Katz v. the United States, reasonable expectation of privacy questioned government’s intrusion of one’s privacy by eavesdropping (Hall, 2015). This paved the way for the Fourth Amendment to be dissected when electronic devices are utilized rather than physical means to obtain evidence. It eliminates the snooping of wiretapping by upholding conversation overheard through eavesdropping to be protected under the Fourth Amendment. Consequently, the matter at hand was the misleading issues of the characterization of the telephone booth which Katz placed the call from. The Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment protected people, not places under the trespass theory but overturned the conviction on grounds that his telephone
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