Chicago anti-transparency law overturned

The Chicago Tribune reports:

A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law makes it a felony offense to make audio recordings of police officers without their consent even when they’re performing their public duties.

Judge Stanley Sacks, who is assigned to the Criminal Courts Building, found the eavesdropping law unconstitutional because it potentially criminalizes “wholly innocent conduct.”

I don’t see any good-faith justification for the law in the first place.

(Via Instapundit.)

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