Did you know in 1928 that the supreme court found, in a decision written by former president Taft, that wiretapping was NOT a search as defined by the 4th amendment? In other words, the supreme court ruled that the government can listen/record your phone calls for whatever reason it wanted to. This was one of the very few decisions that was overturned by the court. In a dissent opinion Justice Brandeis writes (in 1928 mind you): “The progress of science in furnishing the Government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may someday be developed by which the Government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home…Can it be that the Constitution affords no protection against such invasions of individual security?” Give that man a gold star.