The Chicago Tribune reported on the recent ruling in the case of ACLU v. Alvarez, which declared that the Illinois Eavesdropping Act "...likely violates the First Amendment’s free speech and free press guarantees.” The ruling is a huge victory resulting from the ACLU of Illinois' efforts to  challenge the eavesdropping act.

Harvey Grossman, legal director of the ACLU of Illinois, said the ruling is crucial because so many people carry smartphones capable of recording video and quickly posting it online.

"I think it's a very, very persuasive opinion that enforcing the Illinois law in this manner would run afoul of the Constitution," Grossman said.

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