What are the two prongs to the reasonableness test?

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The two prongs to the reasonableness test stem from a 1967 Supreme Court case known as Katz v United States. Charles Katz made money through gambling activities, which were illegal. The government wiretapped the phone booths from which Mr. Katz was making his bets. The Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment applied in this case. The Supreme Court ruled the Fourth Amendment protects people and not places. It also applies to oral statements and not just tangible objects. The Supreme Court ruled that Mr. Katz’s right to unreasonable searches and seizures was violated.

In this case, a test was devised to determine if a person’s Fourth Amendment rights were being violated. One test is subjective, while the other test is objective. The subjective test is whether a person believes it is reasonable to have privacy. In this case, was it reasonable for Mr. Katz to believe that his phone calls would be wiretapped, and he, therefore, wouldn’t have privacy? The objective test is whether...

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