US top court will not revisit Illinois eavesdropping law (Reuters.com)
The Supreme Court refused to hear a petition to revive a law prohibiting audio-recording police officers in public, after a lower court struck down the law on constitutional grounds in response to a challenge by the ACLU of Illinois. The right to record police officers is protected under the First Amendment, and is essential to law enforcement accountability.
Read the ACLU of Illinois press release on the court’s decision here: http://www.aclu-il.org/development-in-aclu-v-alvarez-illinois-eavesdropping-law/
Learn more about photographers’ rights here: http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/you-have-every-right-photograph-cop