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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Katz v. United States
Citation:389 U.S. 347, 88 S.Ct. 507, 19 L.Ed.2d 576 (1967)
Katz (Petitioner) was convicted in federal district court in California of illegally transmitting wagering information by telephone from Los Angeles to Miami and Boston, in violation of a federal statute. At trial the United States (Respondent) was permitted to introduce evidence of Katz’s end of telephone conversations that were overheard by FBI agents who had attached an electronic listening device to the outside of the public phone booth from which Katz had placed his calls. Katz appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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