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Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers

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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law. The broadly written law -- the most stringent in the country -- makes it a felony to make an audio recording of someone without their permission, punishable by four to 15 years in prison. Many states have similar 'all-party consent' law, which mean one must get the permission of all parties to a conversation before recording it. But in all of those states -- except for Massachusetts and Illinois -- the laws include a provision that the parties being recorded must have a reasonable expectation of privacy for it to be a crime to record them.

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Curiously, the TV didn't mention this.   ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:50:44 AM