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 — 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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