US v. Gurrola-Rodriguez, No. 06-4192 (10th Cir. 3/6/08) (unpublished): The Tenth Circuit upholds the district court's denial of the defendant's motion to suppress wiretap evidence. The defendant had argued that the government failed to provide a sufficient statement regarding other investigative procedures as required by 18 USC 2518(1)(c). The Tenth provides a lengthy discussion of the statutory requirements for the government's application for a wiretap, so this case, although unpublished is worth reviewing if you have a wiretap suppression issue.
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Report: Spitzer Allegedly Says He Was Involved With Prostitution Ring
Second Update: This just in: According to the NYT, Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month. Click here for the NYT story...
Wiretap Applications Down in 2008
Applications for wiretaps fell in 2008, according to a government annual report (.pdf) issued this week, which tracks wiretap requests made to federal and state courts. A total of 1,891 wiretaps were requested in 2008, down from 2,208 in 2007...
Wiretap Program Nabs Phone Sex
Remember the wiretap program that was essential for national security? Well, here's the "intel" the program has gathered.
SDNY Court Orders Unsealing of Wiretap Applications in Investigation of Prostitution Ring
Guest contributor Megan Logsdon, Esq. writes: In two cases that pit privacy interests over the public?s right to know (including the right to know too much), In the Matter of the New York Times Company to Unseal Wiretap and...
"Wiretap Showdown": This editorial appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
2007 Wiretap Report Released
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released the 2007 Wiretap Report which reports that state and federal judges issued a total of 2,208 orders authorizing the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications -- a 20% increase over...
CA1: Justice OConner writes opinion on wiretap act
US v. Conley, No. 07-2587 (6/26/08). This opinion is written by Justice O?Conner (retired). It begins, ?Appellant claims the introduction into evidence of phone calls between him and Kenneth Durgin, an inmate in a correctional facility, violated the Federal Wiretap...
In opening of wiretap trial, Christensen claims he was the victim
Terry Christensen, a lawyer going to trial this week on federal wiretapping conspiracy charges, did not ask celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano to wiretap his opponents in a high-profile child support case, as federal prosecutors maintain, said Christensen's lawyer, Patricia Glaser,...
"The politics behind Senate wiretap bill"
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"The politics behind Senate wiretap bill": Bob Egelko had this article yesterday in The San Francisco Chronicle.