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Bartnicki v. Vopper

Docket No.: 99-1687
Argued: December 5, 2000
Decided: May 21, 2001
Consolidated with: No. 99-1728

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Administrative Procedure, Consumer Protection, Defamation, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets, Privacy Act, copyright, judicial review, murder, privacy, probable cause, searches and seizures

PartyNames: NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D. C. 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. BARTNICKI et al. v. VOPPER*, aka WILLIAMS, et al.
Petitioner: Bartnicki
Respondent: Vopper

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 200 F.3d 109
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Bartnicki
v.
Vopper
532 U.S. 514 (2001)
Other Citations: 121 S.Ct. 1753149 L.Ed.2d 787 (532 U.S.
Question:

Does the First Amendment provide protection to speech that discloses the contents of an illegally intercepted communication?

Bartnicki v. Vopper
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 05, 2000

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Vopper, 3 vote(s) against
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