Rathbun v. United States - 355 U.S. 107 (1957)
U.S. Supreme Court
Rathbun v. United States, 355 U.S. 107 (1957)
Rathbun v. United States
Argued October 29, 1957
Decided December 9, 1957
355 U.S. 107
Contents of a communication overheard by police officers on a regularly used telephone extension, with the consent of the person who is both the subscriber to the extension and a party to the conversation, are admissible in a criminal trial in a federal court; because such use of a regularly used telephone extension does not involve any "interception" of a telephone message, as Congress intended that word to be used in § 605 of the Federal Communications Act. Pp. 355 U. S. 107-111.
236 F.2d 514, affirmed.