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Section Newsletter Articles on Eavesdropping

Illinois Eavesdropping Statute declared unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds By Matthew A. Kirsh Family Law, May 2014 In the wake of the People v. Clark case, the Illinois Legislature will have to amend the Eavesdropping Statute. All practitioners of family law should keep an eye out for the amended statute and be familiar with its contents.
Updating eavesdropping: ACLU v. Alvarez and potential legislation By Jordan M. Kielian and David J. Silverman Government Lawyers, October 2012 ACLU v. Alvarez changed the landscape of the eavesdropping law in Illinois. Prosecutors can no longer enforce the law against people who openly record police officers performing their duties in public.
Updating eavesdropping: ACLU v. Alvarez and potential legislation By Jordan M. Kielian and David J. Silverman Local Government Law, August 2012 ACLU v. Alvarez changed the landscape of the eavesdropping law in Illinois. Prosecutors can no longer enforce the law against people who openly record police officers performing their duties in public.
How does the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute apply in the educational setting? By Eric R. Waltmire Intellectual Property, May 2008 This article addresses how and when the Illinois Eavesdropping statute applies to recordings in the educational setting.
Important eavesdropping update By Celia G. Gamrath Young Lawyers Division, April 2001 In the last issue of the YLD Newsletter, we published an article titled "The Law on Eavesdropping."
The law of eavesdropping By Celia G. Gamrath Young Lawyers Division, November 2000 In the July 1999 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal,1 I published an article discussing the law of eavesdropping in Illinois.