Illinois Supreme Court strikes down eavesdropping law

The Illinois Supreme Court this morning struck down the state’s eavesdropping law.

It made audio recording of any person, even in public, illegal unless that person gave their consent.

The law was one of the strictest in the nation and the justices said its scope was simply too broad.

The court said the statue “criminalizes a wide range of innocent conduct.”

For example, a loud argument on the street, fans yelling at a sporting event, or a loud public conversation the law made it a felony to record any of them.

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