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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • Limiting police drones in Illinois

    If law enforcement agencies had a free hand, we might all soon be living in a version of what Sting sang: "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." The advance of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, has made suffocating surveillance not only possible but affordable.
  • No buffer from the court's hypocrisy

    Other instances where the courts have been just fine with buffer zones to protect people from verbal harassment on the public way. From Eugene Volokh: Frisby v. Schultz (1988) — which is relatively uncontroversial on the Court today — held...

    Listen up! Courts are telling Illinois to fix its eavesdropping law

    "Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving...

    Audio recording police officers on the job -- why the 7th Circuit said it's OK

    Highlights from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of appeals May 8, 2012 ruling (.pdf) in ACLU v. Alvarez that was left in place today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2-1 majority opinion was written by Judge Diane Sykes: The...

    Should CHA require drug tests for residents?

    By Jessica Reynolds From today's Tribune story by Kim Geiger: A Chicago man who objects to having to submit to drug testing as a condition of living in an apartment that he rents from the Chicago Housing Authority filed a...