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Audio Recording

Appeals Court Considers Massachusetts’ Law Against Secretly Recording Police

The ACLU of Massachusetts says that the law, which was originally written to protect citizens from government surveillance, is now used to punish people for exercising their First Amendment right to gather information about public officials.

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Des Moines Police

A U.S. District Judge Dismissed a Police Recording Case in Iowa. The ACLU Says Judge Erred in His Ruling.

According to the plaintiff’s complaint, Daniel Robbins was filming outside a police department in May 2018, having noticed that a police vehicle had been parked in a “no parking” spot. Citing suspicious behavior, the officers detained Robbins, seized his cell phone, recording equipment, and memory cards.

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Denver Police Agree to First Amendment Training after Unlawful Arrest of Journalist

The 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals have all held that the First Amendment protects people who record police officers performing their official duties in public.

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Liberty Bell Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Officials Sued for Ban on Audio Recording in Bail Hearings

A Philadelphia-based nonprofit and an independent journalist have sued officials in Pennsylvania’s First Judicial District for banning audio recording in […]

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