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September 28, 2011
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ACLU challenges Ill. eavesdropping law

Anyone in Illinois who records cops — even in public, even while they are performing their official duties — can be charged with a felony

By Jacob Sullum
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — On Jan. 13, 2009, Michael Allison brought a digital recorder to the Crawford County Courthouse in Downstate Robinson, where he was contesting a citation, because he had been told there would be no official transcript of the proceedings. He was immediately confronted by Circuit Judge Kimbara Harrell, who accused him of violating her p...

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