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Forum Post: Illinois judge rules state eavesdropping law unconstitutional

Posted 2 years ago on March 3, 2012, 2:28 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (21783)
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The Occupiers who are planning to descend on Chicago in May to protest the G8 and NATO meetings can breathe a sign of relief today. The Illinois law which made it a felony to make audio recordings of police officers without their permission has been found unconstitutional by a state judge, who ruled that it could have the effect of criminalizing “wholly innocent conduct.” http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/02/illinois-judge-rules-state-eavesdropping-law-unconstitutional/

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[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

It's a sign of failure that such a law even existed. I hope to see a continuation of this trend in which the courts and other institutions are waking up and taking action to fix our corrupt and broken system.

[-] 1 points by amorro (1) 2 years ago

The Illinois Eavesdropping’s battle isn’t over yet. On March 15th, 2012, Melongo will argue her motion to dismiss. She recorded Pamela Taylor, a Cook County Court Manager, for an alleged tampered court transcript. She’s challenging this controversial law on First and Fourteenth Amendments grounds. Melongo's motion : http://tinyurl.com/6nqv2se State's response: http://tinyurl.com/73fwecf