Federal appeals court: Illinois cannot enforce ban on recording police officers

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, May 9, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    A rare bit of good news (to counter the nasty news out of Charlotte, NC):

    Raw Story: Federal appeals court: Illinois cannot enforce ban on recording police officers
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Good news! Illinois has an incredible problem with public corruption. This is just one small step towards getting it under control.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    While Illinois (or rather, federal prosecutors on Illinois' behalf) fight their corruption problem, perhaps Congress could help out by impeaching a few corrupt & useless judges, including Suzanne B. Conlon, U.S. District Court judge, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Faced with a clear Constitutional issue that has been resolved everywhere else in the country, she managed to pull a paper bag over her head and dodge it not once, but twice. From the appellate decision in ACLU of Illinois v. Anita Alvarez:

    Faced with so obvious a test case, the district court
    proceeded with some skepticism. The judge dismissed
    the complaint for lack of standing, holding that the
    ACLU had not sufficiently alleged a threat of prosecution.
    The ACLU tried again, submitting a new complaint
    addressing the court’s concerns. This time, the judge held
    that the ACLU had cured the original defect but had “not
    alleged a cognizable First Amendment injury” because
    the First Amendment does not protect a “right to audio
    record.” The judge denied leave to amend. The ACLU
    appealed.

    We reverse and remand with instructions to allow
    the amended complaint and enter a preliminary injunction
    blocking enforcement of the eavesdropping statute ...
     
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    ????!
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Either somebody owns her, or she's too stupid to be a judge.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    looks like a case of Both. welcome to the great state of Illinois, the grifter state.
     

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