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Eavesdropping Law
7:48 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois' Eavesdropping Law

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 5:10 pm

  Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission. But legislators are working on a replacement.

The Supreme Court found the old law overly broad. It was a crime even to record in public, where people shouldn't really have an expectation of privacy. Because of that, Illinois' law was considered one of the strictest in the nation.

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Shop Talk – December 4
10:23 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Recording Police in Public

The panelists discuss a US Supreme Court ruling on whether people can record Illinois police officers performing their duties in public.

The AP reports the high court went along with a lower court ruling that found the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who make audio recordings of law enforcement officers.

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