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NCJ Number: 30510 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL CONSTRAINTS UPON THE USE OF THE PEN REGISTER AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOL
Journal: CORNELL LAW REVIEW  Volume:60  Issue:6  Dated:(AUGUST 1975)  Pages:1028-1048
Author(s): V S ELGORT
Corporate Author: Cornell University
Law School
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE VALIDITY OF ARGUMENTS USED TO RESTRICT THE USE OF THE PEN REGISTER IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTEXT.
Abstract: THE PEN REGISTER IS A DEVICE THAT LOGS NUMBERS DIALED FROM A PARTICULAR TELEPHONE BUT DOES NOT MONITOR CONVERSATIONS. A HISTORY OF THE USE AND INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 605 OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, WHICH LIMITS THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE, IS GIVEN AND SUBSEQUENT COURT DECISIONS CITING THE STATUTE ARE EXAMINED TO SHOW THE INAPPROPRIATE USE OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT TO RESTRICT USE OF THE PEN REGISTER.
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Right of privacy; Search and seizure; Surveillance; Surveillance equipment
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