Photo is CPD officer taking a photo, and I in return.©2012 nancy bechtol. Recording audio was illegal in 2009 in Ill. but no one knew! https://www.youtube.com/user/madpalX
the film (2014, release TBA soon) “Free Speech & Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” is the story of how it was. Significant contribution of probono attorneys first constitutional law Attorney Weinberg; challenge, then Attorney Kutnick who won the case VS Ill State Attorney Alvarez. Illinois Eavesdropping law finally struck down with Ill. Supreme Court ruled Unconstitutional March 2014.
Chris Drew’s case with Attorney Kutnick preceeded this final decision in which Judge Sach’s ruled in March 2, 2012. the Illinois Eavesdropping Law to be unconstitutional, based on “wholly innocent conduct”. Which set precedent for the final victory.
Illinois Supreme Court decision was on March 20, 2014, which finally abolished the law. New article : Eavesdropping In Illinois: You Can Do What Now? by The National Law Review http://www.natlawreview.com/article/eavesdropping-illinois-you-can-do-what-now