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Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police

Tribune staff 10:12 a.m. CST, November 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that prohibited people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers.

Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police