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NCJ Number: 31795 Find in a Library
Title: POST-AUTHORIZATION PROBLEMS IN THE USE OF WIRETAPS MINIMIZATION, AMENDMENT, SEALING, AND INVENTORIES
Journal: CORNELL LAW REVIEW  Volume:61  Issue:1  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:92-156
Author(s): A M LOW
Corporate Author: Cornell University
Law School
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF STANDARDS FOR THE EXECUTION OF WIRETAPS AND FOR THE CONDUCT OF GOVERNMENT AGENTS DURING ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE ACCORDING TO THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AND TO TITLE III OF THE OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1968.
Abstract: AGENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY MUST CARRY OUT FOUR MAJOR POST-AUTHORIZATION DUTIES, AND THAT FAILURE IN ANY ONE OF THEM MAY RESULT IN SUPPRESSION OF PART OR ALL OF THE WIRETAP EVIDENCE. AGENTS MUST MINIMIZE INTERCEPTION OF NONPERTINENT CONVERSATIONS, AMEND THE EAVESDROPPING ORDER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SEAL THE TAPES UPON TERMINATION OF THE TAP, AND CAUSE SERVICE OF A STATUTORY NOTICE UPON CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS. EACH OF THESE DUTIES SERVES TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE SUSPECTS AND OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT EACH PRESENTS LEGAL PITFALLS FOR THE CARELESS GOVERNMENT AGENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Eavesdropping warrant; Electronic surveillance; Police legal limitations
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