Justices Won't Hear Challenge To Mass. Secret-Recording Ban

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By Brian Dowling (November 22, 2021, 10:23 AM EST) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a suit by conservative activist group Project Veritas challenging Massachusetts’ sweeping ban on secret audio recordings.

The order keeps in place a First Circuit finding last year that the public can secretly record police even though the state statute bars all surreptitious recordings. Project Veritas argued in its high court petition that the appeals court should have gone farther by throwing out the entire law on constitutional grounds.

Boston-area district attorney Rachael Rollins, whom President Joe Biden has tapped to become Massachusetts’ next U.S. attorney, had urged the justices not to reconsider the First Circuit…

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