US top court will not revisit Illinois eavesdropping law (

November 26, 2012 12:00 am

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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.

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