No Warrant Required for Undercover Agent to Use Concealed Recording Device, Says Ninth Circuit
United States v. Wahchumwah
By Pio Szamel – Edited by Geng Chen
The Ninth Circuit affirmed a ruling by the Eastern District of Washington which held that the use of a concealed audiovisual recording device on the person of an undercover agent to record inside a defendant’s home without a warrant did not violate the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. In inviting the undercover agent into his home, the defendant “forfeited his expectation of privacy as to those areas that were knowingly expose[d] to” the undercover agent.Read More...