A Cook County judge ruled that Illinois' eavesdropping law was too broad and hence could criminalize innocent behavior. Illinois' law is considerably broader than those in other states so its fall would not have a huge impact elsewhere except to the extent that other states won't adopt similar statutes.
"In a 12-page decision, Criminal Courts Judge Stanley Sacks ruled that the law is too broad and potentially criminalizes "wholly innocent conduct." He cited as an example a parent recording her child's soccer game and inadvertently capturing a conversation between two bystanders." http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-eavesdropping-law-ruling-0303-20120303,0,3808980.story
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