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where/when did the us supreme court?

where/when did the us supreme court?

say that you had no expectation or privacy in public places?

as in court cases

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  • RaTz
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    No "privacy in public" means a corporation can legally videotape you under your clothing in public (actual court case)...how is that not already Big Brother?

    Anyway, here's one case:

    Katz v. United States (1967)

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?c...

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  • Will
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are a lot of Court rulings on privacy, but since the words 'private' and 'public' are polar opposites, the lower courts feel that the entire concept is a contradiction. If such a thing as a privacy in public requirement was enacted, it would probably be enforced with draconian laws like requiring eye shields that automatically blur any other person within view.

    What really occurred is that there is no specifically defined right to privacy in the Constitution. Never has been. The Court has used the fourth and 14th amendments primarily to create that right by interpretation. Roe vs. Wade is mostly a privacy case. The link below has a nice history of the evolution of the right to privacy.

    Personally I hope that nothing resembling a 'privacy in public' law is never enacted. That would be the literal embodiment of the Big Brother concept.

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