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Illinois Barred From Enforcing Police Eavesdropping Law

2 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 (2 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

7th Circuit Orders Injunction Against Illinois Ban on Recording Cops

News : Reason (2 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

The First Amendment vs. the War on Cameras

News : Reason (2 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


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