Sunday, March 04, 2012

Another court says Illinois 'Eavesdropping Law' about not being able to legally record law enforcement is unconstitutional

Recently, municipalities in Illinois have been passing laws that contrary to State telephone recording laws. Yet another court says Illinois 'Eavesdropping Law' that criminalizes recording police is unconstitutional.

Read the story here:

Court says Illinois 'Eavesdropping Law' that criminalizes recording police is unconstitutional

Also see the FYT reference "Recording Phone Call Laws State by State" …

http://www.fixyourthinking.com/2004/01/recording-phone-call-laws-by-state.html

3 comments:

amorro said...

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

fixyourthinking said...

Thanks for your input.

Federal FOIA should trump this law in every case if the Police Department receives ANY Federal funds.

I think the real crux of the matter is …

If you aren't saying anything improper … what is your opposition to such laws?

This isn't a matter of a citizen giving up a right, it's a matter of government being transparent.

Anonymous said...

RCFP's Article On Melongo's Dismissing her Eavesdropping Case:

http://tinyurl.com/cx45d4b