SUPREME COURT: Vitriolic Dissent

Before it adjourned for the summer (to meet again on Oct. 2), the Supreme Court of the U. S. handed down one of its terrific five-to-four decisions.

A group of bootleggers in the State of Washington had been earning some $2,000,000 a year. Federal Prohibition agents obtained their conviction on evidence gained by tapping their telephone wires. The Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and the bootleggers appealed to the Supreme Court. The only question to be decided by the Supreme Court was: Is the Fourth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution...

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