Supreme Court Rules Against Law That Prohibits The Filming of Police

Win for free speech rights


The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job. 

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers.

The law sets out a maximum prison term of 15 years.