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Chicago Barred From Prosecuting ACLU for Taping Police

A U.S. appeals court in Chicago barred Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez from prosecuting members of the American Civil Liberties Union for making audio recordings of the city’s police officers in the line of duty.

Today’s ruling, which reinstates a 2010 lawsuit filed by the ACLU’s Illinois chapter, comes 12 days before the third-biggest U.S. city hosts a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit. A protest march is already scheduled.