ACLU sues over Illinois eavesdropping law

August 21, 2010 9:19:06 AM PDT
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the state's eavesdropping law.

The organization says the law has been used to charge people who have made audio recordings of public conversations with police officers.

It says that violates the citizens' first amendment rights.

The ACLU filed the suit against Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez for enforcing the law.

Alvarez had no comment.

Under Illinois law - all parties present must agree before a public conversation can be recorded.


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