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Thread: Federal appeals court blocks Illinois law against recording police doing their jobs.

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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    Federal appeals court blocks Illinois law against recording police doing their jobs.

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/1...rt=newestfirst

    Quote Originally Posted by Vielmetti, MJS
    On First Amendment grounds, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that makes it a felony to take video - with sound -- of police officers on the job.

    The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in challenging the Illinois eavesdropping law.

    Judge Diane Sykes wrote for the 2-1 majority. Judge Richard Posner dissented, suggesting the hot-button issue could get a rehearing by the full court, or ultimately make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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    http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/tmp/HX0YWIKG.pdf

    Professor Volokh

    http://volokh.com/2012/05/08/seventh...onstitutional/
    Last edited by Herr Heckler Koch; 05-08-2012 at 05:45 PM.

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    Good news so far, but that ain't gunna get me to go into Illinoisistan.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    So, with that block in place, we cam record officers without fear of assault....ere....um...i mean arrest?
    The only terrorists I see nowadays are at the Capital.


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