US top court will not revisit Illinois eavesdropping law (Reuters.com)

November 26, 2012

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.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/26/usa-court-police-surveillance-idUSL1E8MQ76P20121126

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: https://www.aclu.org/free-speech/you-have-every-right-photograph-cop

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