Berger v. New York

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Berger v. New York
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Berger v. New York, 388 U.S. 41 (1967) was a United States Supreme Court decision invalidating a New York law under the Fourth Amendment, because the statute authorized electronic eavesdropping without required procedural safeguards. Excerpted from Berger v. New York on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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388 U.S. 41

Berger  v.  New York

 Argued: April 13, 1967. --- Decided: June 12, 1967

Showing of exigent circumstances is more important in obtaining eavesdropping permit than when conventional procedures of search and seizure are utilized. U.S.C.A.Const. Amends. 4, 14. Id.m

[Syllabus from pages 41-42 intentionally omitted]

Joseph E. Brill, New York City, for petitioner.

H. Richard Uviller, New York City, for respondent.

Mr. Justice CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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