Another blow for state's anti-eavesdropping law
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois free-speech advocates have welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision that delivers another blow to one of the country's most stringent anti-eavesdropping laws.
The high court Monday rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea and let stand a key lower-court ruling.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in May that Illinois' law violates free-speech rights when used against people who tape police in public. Violators face a maximum 15-year prison term.
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