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Friday, June 04, 2010

US Supreme Court ruled wiretapping legal to secure evidence in police investigations
Andrew Morgan at 7:17 AM ET

On June 4, 1928, in Olmstead v. United States, the US Supreme Court decided that wiretapping private telephone conversations to secure evidence was permissible.

Old Supreme Court Chamber, US Capitol

Learn more about the history surrounding the case and view the text of the decision.

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