eavesdropping law http://tristatesradio.com en Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional http://tristatesradio.com/post/eavesdropping-law-unconstitutional <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss Illinois’ eavesdropping law, which was just declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:11:35 +0000 Rich Egger 50434 at http://tristatesradio.com Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional Shop Talk - May 15 http://tristatesradio.com/post/shop-talk-may-15 <p>The panelists talk about a federal appeals court ruling on Illinois&#39; eavesdropping law.<br /><br />The Chicago Tribune reports the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals in Chicago found the law &ldquo;likely violates&rdquo; the First Amendment. The court ordered authorities to stop enforcing it.<br /><br />The law made it illegal to audio record police officers in public without their consent. Violators faced harsh prison sentences.<br /><br />The matter became an issue because of the NATO summit scheduled to be held in Chicago on May 20 &amp; 21, 2012.<br /> Tue, 15 May 2012 20:27:13 +0000 Rich Egger 15144 at http://tristatesradio.com Shop Talk - May 15 Illinois Lawmakers Review Eavesdropping Bill http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-lawmakers-review-eavesdropping-bill <p>A proposal that would allow people to make recordings of police passed out of an Illinois House committee.</p><p>Under current law it&#39;s legal to make a video of police. But if the recording captures sound, it&#39;s a felony that can land someone in jail for years.</p><p>Legislators approved the measure (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3944&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegId=62774&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">HB 3944</a>) despite objections from law enforcement.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:11:56 +0000 Rich Egger 9941 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Lawmakers Review Eavesdropping Bill