Jamaican Wiretap Not Subject to Fourth Amendment, Appeals Court Rules

, New York Law Journal


An ongoing formal relationship between a U.S. law enforcement agency and its counterpart in a foreign country does not create an agency relationship sufficient to implicate the Fourth Amendment on searches conducted abroad, an appeals court has ruled in the case of a U.S. citizen who, while not the target of a Jamaican wiretap, was nonetheless caught on tape discussing the shipping of drugs to New York.

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