High Court To Weigh Role Of Jurisdiction In Wiretap Evidence

By Christopher Crosby (October 16, 2017, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear a case over whether evidence gleaned from a valid wiretap that was used at trial to convict two men of distributing cocaine and marijuana should have been suppressed because the surveillance was partially conducted outside the court's jurisdiction.

The case, Dahda v. U.S.,  will examine whether evidence obtained under a wiretap order is inadmissible under Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act because the order exceeded the court's territorial authority.

The petitioners, twin brothers Roosevelt and Los Dahda, are seeking new trials after receiving sentences in Kansas...

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