Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News Flash, Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Recording Police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a controversial Illinois law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who audiotape police officers.

Court Rules You Can Keep Using Your SmartPhone to Record Police Abuses. -Common Dreams
The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that prohibited people from recording police officers actions, agreeing with the ACLU that the law "restricts far more speech than necessary to protect legitimate privacy interests.” CopWatch, in New York and elsewhere, explains why it matters.

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/11/26-0


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