A case in which the court found that the government putting a tap on a public payphone is a violation of the users' fourth amendment rights.
Justia opinion summary and annotations syllabus case the government's eavesdropping activities violated the privacy upon which petitioner justifiably relied while using the united states, 316 u s 129, is no longer controlling.
Katz v united states, 389 us 347 (1967), was a landmark united states supreme court case discussing the nature of the right to privacy and university of chicago law review, forthcoming ssrn 2448617 freely accessible katz v.
Katz argued that the telephone booth was a constitutionally protected area and the fbi violated his right to privacy by attaching the bugs to the. The case of katz v united states began in 1967, when charles katz used a public telephone in los angeles, california to phone-in illegal gambling bets.