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NCJ Number: 40476 Find in a Library
Title: JUDICIAL COERCION OF UNWILLING TELEPHONE COMPANIES IN PEN REGISTER CASES
Journal: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW  Volume:45  Issue:4  Dated:(1976)  Pages:649-659
Author(s): J E BURKE
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati Law Review
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: University of Cincinnati Law Review
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON A CURRENT PROBLEM CONCERNING WHETHER A DISTRICT COURT, IN ISSUING AN ORDER AUTHORIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO INSTALL A PEN REGISTER, MAY COMPEL A TELEPHONE COMPANY TO ASSIST IN ITS INSTALLATION.
Abstract: A PEN REGISTER IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE USUSALLY ATTACHED TO A GIVEN PHONE INSIDE THE CENTRAL OFFICE OF A TELEPHONE COMPANY. IT RECORDS ONLY THE NUMBERS DIALED FROM THAT LINE, AND DOES NOT RECORD INCOMING NUMBERS. ITS USE DOES NOT INVOLVE THE MONITORING OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS. RECENT COURT DECISIONS ARE ANALYZED AND THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT CONGRESS SHOULD CLARIFY THE RULES REGULATING THE USE OF PEN REGISTERS TO REDUCE JUDICIAL CONFUSION....MSP
Index Term(s): Electronic surveillance; Judicial decisions; Judicial process; Telephone equipment
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