On December 18, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in Katz v. United States, expanding the Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” to cover electronic wiretaps.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at constitutional challenges in U.S. federal courts to the NSA surveillance program, and why there is still not a final court ruling on its constitutionality.
Note: Landmark Cases, C-SPAN’s new series on historic Supreme Court decisions—produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center—continues on Monday, Nov 30 at 9 p.m. ET. This week’s show features the Mapp illegal search decision.
Among the topics covered in Thursday’s two GOP debates were several points about the Constitution. Here is a quick look at those few constitutional references.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines a case that has just arrived at the Supreme Court about police access to cellphone location data stored on cellphone towers.