A federal appellate court has ordered Illinois police and prosecutors not to arrest or charge anyone for recording police officers.

The state's eavesdropping law­—which makes it a felony to tape-record a police officer arresting someone—is being challenged in the courts and by state legislators.

City officials had already announced they would not be enforcing the law during the NATO Summit this month, because of the court challenges and because "police will have more important things to focus on than enforcing that law," said Roderick Drew, a spokesman for the city Law Department.

Read the full Chicago Sun-Times story.

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