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
Submit your essay to the Week 1: Essay dropbox.