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Illinois Barred From Enforcing Police Eavesdropping Law

3 years agoNews : Threat Level

Citing First Amendment issues, a federal appeals court is barring Illinois from enforcing a law prohibiting the audio-recording of police officers. The decision Tuesday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes two weeks ahead of a NATO summit in Chicago that is likely to draw throngs of protesters May 20-21.
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Court strikes blow to Illinois eavesdropping law

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

In a blow to Illinois' sweeping eavesdropping law, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked its enforcement in cases where someone is recording a police officer at work. It was a victory for activists who had feared that using sma... Read Post

The First Amendment vs. the War on Cameras

News : Reason (3 years ago)

As Jacob Sullum reported last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued a preliminary injunction against Illinois’ controversial eavesdropping law, which made it a felony to record on-duty police officers in public.... Read Post

7th Circuit Orders Injunction Against Illinois Ban on Recording Cops

News : Reason (3 years ago)

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ordered a preliminary injunction barring Cook County from enforcing the Illinois Eavesdopping Act against "people who openly record police officers performing their official duties... Read Post

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