Shiela Simon’s Mother’s Eavesdropping Bill Held Unconstitutional by U.S. Appellate Court

One has to go back to 1957 to find the Legislative Digest listing of Sheila Simon’s mother’s bill that was held unconstitutional today by the United States Appellate Court.

That was Jeanne Hurley married Paul Simon and moved from the North Shore to Southern Illinois.

I’ve written the back story before, so won’t repeat in detail how Chicago newspaper reporter Jack Mabley’s Currency Exchange stories led to the West Side Blocksters to convince the good government legislator to sponsor a bill that would help the bad guys for 55 years.

Now take a look at the names of the Illinois House members that didn’t think people should be allowed to video tape and record of policemen doing their jobs :

Besides House Republican Leader Tom Cross, State Reps. representing parts of McHenry County who voted against the reform bill include Kent Gaffney and Tim Schmidt. Democrat Jack Franks was missing from the House floor today. State Rep. Mike Tryon voted in favor of the measure.


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Shiela Simon’s Mother’s Eavesdropping Bill Held Unconstitutional by U.S. Appellate Court — 2 Comments

  1. So just to clarify… This Bill was on whether or not citizens can video tape or record policemen while doing their jobs?

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