Know Your Rights – Seventh Circuit Upholds First Amendment Right to Film Police

The long awaited release of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is yet another example of the proliferation of cell phone cameras.  While these cameras have many uses, the Seventh Circuit ruled in ACLU v. Alvarez – http://www.aclu-il.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Alvarez_ruling.pdf – that the public has a First Amendment right to film police.

The Stamford Law School Blog has an excellent posting on the history of this issue that can be found at the following location: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2012/05/seventh-circuit-upholds-first-amendment-right-film-police

We applaud the recent Seventh Circuit decision.


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