The Double Standard on Taping Mitt Romney and John Kerry

Daniel Greenfield FrontPage Magazine 5/3/2014

When Mitt Romney was taped at a fundraiser, more than once as a matter of fact, the media celebrated the act. But when Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin taped John Kerry at the Trilateral Commission describing Israel as a future Apartheid state, he was subjected to a stream of nasty […]

Did Recording the McConnell Meeting Violate State Law?

Orin Kerr The Volokh Conspiracy 4/12/2013

I blogged below about whether recording the McConnell meeting violated federal law; in this post I’ll offer some thoughts on whether it violated state law. With the caveat that I had never looked at Kentucky’s surveillance statutes until an hour ago, my sense is the answer is pretty unclear […]

IRS goes after man who taped Romney’s 47% comment

BizPac Review 3/14/2013

Scott Prouty, the bartender who secretly taped Mitt Romney’s famous “47 percent” comment in Boca Raton last year, owes the IRS a sizable check, records show.

According to Broward County official documents obtained by Gossip Extra, Prouty has a 7-year-old debt of $15,396.42 to settle with the Internal Revenue Service. Prouty was […]

Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations

Kim Zetter Wired 12/20/2012

Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations, according to documents obtained by a news outlet.

The systems are being installed in San Francisco, Baltimore, and other cities with funding from […]

Recording of Romney Comments Could Be Illegal

Newsmax Wires 18 Sep 2012

The clandestine recording of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims may have broken Florida’s laws against eavesdropping, legal experts say.

Romney made the comments at a private fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla., on May 17. Florida is a two-party consent state, […]