Illinois Supreme Court strikes down eavesdropping law

By WEEK Producer

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM CDT

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, one of the nation’s toughest eavesdropping laws.

In a ruling handed down on Thursday, the justices said the law was so broad that it would make the recording of screaming fans at a football game a crime.

The Illinois Eavesdropping Act made it a felony for someone to record conversations unless all parties involved agreed.

State lawmakers will now have to draft new rules.

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