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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Katz v. United States
Citation:389 U.S. 347 (1967)
The petitioner was convicted in the district court under an eight-count indictment charging him with transmitting wagering information by telephone from Los Angeles to Miami and Boston in violation of a federal statute. At trial the Government was permitted, over the petitioner’s objection, to introduce evidence of the petitioner’s end of telephone conversation, overheard by FBI agents who had attached an electronic listening and recording device to the outside of the public telephone booth from which he had placed his calls.
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