In this paper the author will analyze the reasoning of the Whitaker holding and its ramifications with regard to the federal procedures for authorized electronic eavesdropping as prescribed in Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Acts of 1968. The author concludes that the procedural failing described by the Whitaker court can be corrected by mandatory judicial controls and more stringent post-seizure notification requirements.
"A Bug in the Bugging Statute: United States v. Whitaker,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol2/iss1/6