Illinois Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns the Country's Strictest Recording Ban

Jacob Sullum Reason Magazine 3/20/2014

Today the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously overturned that state’s draconian eavesdropping law, which makes it a felony to record public officials without their permission, even when they are performing their public duties. Two years ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled that the law was […]

Another Blow for State's Anti-Eavesdropping Law

Michael Tarm Associated Press via ABC News 11/26/2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered another blow to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law in Illinois, choosing to let stand a lower court finding that key parts of the hotly debated law run counter to constitutional protections of free speech.

In that critical lower-court ruling in May, […]

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