DESIST V. UNITED STATES, 394 U. S. 244 (1969)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Desist v. United States, 394 U.S. 244 (1969)

Desist v. United States

No. 12

Argued November 12, 1968

Decided March 24, 1969

394 U.S. 244


The decision in Katz v. United States, 389 U. S. 347, which held that the reach of the Fourth Amendment "cannot turn upon the presence or absence of a physical intrusion into any given enclosure," and that every electronic eavesdropping upon private conversations is a search and seizure which, as a general rule, can comply with constitutional standards only when authorized by a magistrate on a showing of probable cause under precise limitations and safeguards, to the extent that it departed from previous holdings of the Court, is to be applied prospectively only. Pp. 394 U. S. 246-254.

384 F.2d 889, affirmed.


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