Supreme Court Declines to Hear Project Veritas Case Against Massachusetts Recording Law

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Project Veritas Case Against Massachusetts Recording Law


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas from lower court decisions rejecting a challenge to a Massachusetts law that prevents anyone except law enforcement officers from conducting secret recordings.

According to its petition for certiorari (i.e. its appeal to the Supreme Court), Project Veritas challenged a ruling against it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, noting that the law conflicted with rulings in other circuits that such laws were “facially overbroad under the First Amendment,” i.e. that they were so broad that they interfered with freedom of the press.

Project Veritas had not actually broken the law, but wanted the law thrown out so that it could conduct its trademark brand of undercover

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