Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Alabama

invasion of privacy

At what point does surveillance go beyond what is legal? e.g. can law enforcement just randomly use infrared imaging devices to see into ones personal space, their home?

Asked on 2/19/09, 11:56 am

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David Hogg David K. Hogg, LLC
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Re: invasion of privacy

In Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001) the Supreme Court of the United States held that it was unlawful for U.S. Department of the Interior agents to use a thermal-imaging device to detect infrared radiation emitted from high-intensity lamps used to grow marihuana inside Kyllo's home.

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Answered on 2/19/09, 10:14 pm

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