According to the Chicago Tribune, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Illinois Eavesdropping Act “likely violates” the First Amendment.
Most opponents, including members of the Illinois General Assembly, oppose the law because it also prohibits the recording of police officers. Last month, a bill was voted down in the state house to amend the law and allow people to record police. Illinois Republicans were the leading force behind changing the law
But as reported by Breitbart News, recording police is not the only problem area for the act. Technically, if you pull your phone out of your pocket and start recording video and people talking to you or near you do not give you express consent to record their voice, you are violating the law.
One less law the state can use against its citizens.
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