Petitioner V. Katz Case Study

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Facts: The petitioner, Katz, was convicted of transmitting illegal gambling information over telephone lines from Los Angeles to Boston and Miami, in violation of federal law. Katz had used public telephone booths to do so. After conducting surveillance, the FBI placed a listening device to the top of the telephone booths and recorded the conversations.From Febuary 19th to Febuary 25th The tapes from the two phone booths were then entered into evidence at trial. Procedural History: The petitioner had moved to have the evidence suppressed under the Fourth Amendment, which the trial court denied. Petitioner appealed to the Court of appeals, who upheld the conviction and held that the evidence was admissible on the grounds that

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