EFF to First Circuit: First Amendment Protects Right to Secretly Audio Record Police

The First Amendment protects the public’s right to use electronic devices to secretly audio record police officers performing their official duties in public. This is according to an amicus brief EFF filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The case, Martin v. Rollins, was brought by the ACLU of Massachusetts on behalf of plaintiffs who are challenging the constitutionality of the Massachusetts anti-eavesdropping statute, which prohibits the secret audio recording of all conversations, even those that are not private.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/eff-first-circuit-first-amendment-protects-right-secretly-audio-record-police