Previously, I have described Illinois' strict eavesdropping statute which prohibits the videotaping of law enforcement performing official duties. An amendment to the statute has been proposed in the legislature and a downstate judge has declared the statute unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union has also challenged the statute in federal court but that suit has faced standing issues.
Now, the Chicago Tribune reports that the statute's constitutionality is being challenged in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-eavesdropping-law-0215-20120215,0,5424460.story
Public sentiment appears to be growing for a change in the law. Such developments will be closely watched.