Eavesdropping law struck down

Published 03/21 2014 03:29PM

Updated 03/21 2014 05:48PM

ILLINOIS -- A state law is too broad. That's why the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act. It made it illegal to make an audio recording of a person in any situation, even in public, unless they gave consent.

The ruling follows a federal appeals court in Chicago which found the law's ban on recording police officers in public unconstitutional. The court said the law was so broad, it would technically make recording fans at a sporting event a crime.

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