Arizona Law Prohibiting People From Recording Law Enforcement Blocked: Judge

Arizona Law Prohibiting People From Recording Law Enforcement Blocked: Judge


A federal judge blocked a new Arizona law Friday that would have made it a crime to record law enforcement activity within eight feet after receiving a warning.

U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, Arizona Broadcasters Association, and several news organizations, including Fox Television and NBC Universal, by granting the plaintiffs a preliminary injunction to stop HB2319 that would have gone into effect on Sept. 24.

ACLU representatives called the law a “blatant attempt to gut the First Amendment protections for recording police.”

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“This is a HUGE WIN for our First Amendment rights that will allow Arizonans to continue to hold police accountable,” ACLU of Arizona officials said in a tweet. “[The law] is a blatant attempt to prohibit people from exercising

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