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Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

By Megan Geuss In Cook County today Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared Illinois’ eavesdropping law—which is one of the toughest in the nation—unconstitutional in his ruling in the case of Christopher Drew, who was charged with the felony crime in 2009. The eavesdropping law prohibits citizens from making audio or …

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MPAA Head Chris Dodd on Online Censorship Bill: China’s the Model

5:31 PM, DEC 12, 2011 BY DANIEL HALPER Jen Rubin makes the case today that the anti-piracy bills pending in the House, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), are likely unconstitutional. The bills essentially call for censorship of online speech in such …

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Judge Rejects Eavesdropping Charges for Recording Police

Jacob Sullum | September 20, 2011 Michael Allison, an Illinois man who faced a potential sentence of 75 years in prison for recording police officers and attempting to tape his own trial, caught a break last week when a state judge declared the charges unconstitutional. “A statute intended to prevent …

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