Thursday, May 10, 2012

Court Strikes Blow To Illinois Eavesdropping Law

Source: The Huffington Post

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.

The law, enacted in 1961, makes it a felony for someone to produce an audio recording of a conversation unless all parties agree.

The ruling stemmed from a 2010 lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union seeking to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions.

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