U.S V. Katz

This week’s learning activities have given you insight into the fundamental rights of persons to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures in regard to their homes, persons, papers, and effects. The U.S. v. Katz case is a landmark case that tested the concept of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.

  • Review the case brief of U.S. v. Katz, including facts, procedural history, issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion.
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What is Justice Harlan’s formulation of the privacy test?
    • Why did the majority of the Court reject the trespass doctrine?

Full credit requires more than a one-sentence response to Question 2. Furthermore, your response must be analytical, and must demonstrate an appropriate application of the concepts that you are learning. Each answer should be at least one paragraph in length; one or two sentences per answer are not sufficient.

You will be assessed on the accuracy and the nature and scope of your response to the questions. Please keep in mind that depth of analysis is important.

In addition, you must proofread your material, and submit it without grammar, spelling, or other mechanical errors. Finally, remember to use APA format in this and all assignments.

Use your textbook as your primary reference, and use the Internet to supplement your research if necessary. Cite all of your sources, including the text, lectures, and other sources, using APA guidelines.

Submit your essay to the Week 1: Essay dropbox.

Each question MUST have at least a paragraph answer. The essay MUST be at least a page.

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