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The ACLU has not alleged a cognizable First Amendment injury.
The ACLU cites neither Supreme Court nor Seventh Circuit authority
that the First Amendment includes a right to audio record.
Cf. Potts v. City of Lafayette, Indiana, 121 F.3d 1106, 1111 (7th Cir.1997) (“there is nothing in the Constitution which guarantees the right to record a public event” ’). Amendment would therefore be futile....
Originally posted by TaxpayersUnleashed
I call bull#, We have every right to record. Illinois is going to hell anyway so we will see who runs the world when the rats run out.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
The first amendment reaffirms a human right to freedom of speech. To speak effectively, one needs to back up his words with evidences, testimonials, pictures, etc.
In an event to speak out on public servants mishandling of situations, a picture tells a thousand words, but a video paints a better sequential picture of megawords.
To curtail the right to speak out freely with evidences on such events, is to limit or at worse, restrict the 1st amendment which is a right of humans.
It is a first amendment issue, make no mistake on that.
Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
reply to post by mnemeth1
[ Ergo , just Watching a Police Officer with your Eyes should Also not be your First Amendment Right according to this Judge ? .............LOL
Now correct me if I'm wrong, (as I am sure that you all will do), but which part of the first amendment grants the right to record? The freedom of the press clause has almost always been historically protected the right to report, not record.
All persons may speak, write and publish freely, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty. In trials for libel, both civil and criminal, the truth, when published with good motives and for justifiable ends, shall be a sufficient defense.
The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the individual citizens of the State.