Olmstead v. United States
Significance, Court Rules That Wiretapping Does Not Constitute Illegal Search And Seizure, Wiretapping In America
Roy Olmstead, et al.
That the government's use of evidence obtained through illegal wiretaps violated his Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search and seizure and his right under the Fifth Amendment not to incriminate himself.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
John F. Dore
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
John G. Sargent, U.S. Attorney General; Michael J. Doherty
Justices for the Court
James Clark McReynolds, Edward Terry Sanford, George Sutherland, William Howard Taft (writing for the Court), Willis Van Devanter
Pierce Butler, Louis D. Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harlan Fiske Stone
Date of Decision
4 June 1928
The Supreme Court upheld the use of wiretaps.
- Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1918).
- Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365 (1926).
- Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927).
- Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967).
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