Katz VS. United States Storytime: Chrales Katz made a call from a public pay phone, but unknowingly the FBI had placed a recording device to the phone booth and were listing in on what he said and then they used what he said on the phone against him in court. The Verdict: The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Katz and also ruled that the FBI are not permitted to bug a public phone and invade on someones private calls. So the court found that the FBI had obtained the information illegally and violated the 4th amendment and was unconstitutional. The Precedent: The rule that was made during this case was that the FBI are not allowed to use electronic devices to listen in on conversations from people in public phone booths
Greenwood VS. California Storytime: The background of the case begins with the police of California suspecting that Billy Greenwood had Illegal drugs in his possession they could not get a search warrant so they had the garbage people search his garbage for any clues. they found the bags and wrappers that he used for the drugs and then they got a warrant to search his house and they found illegal drugs in his possession. Verdict: The Supreme Court ruled that they can go and search garbage because it is not protected by the 4th Amendment and the evidence the police obtained could be used against HIM in court as a result.
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