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An Illinois law was struck down by the state’s Supreme Court because it was deemed to be too broad.

Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday morning, March 20, 2014 that the Illinois Eavesdropping Act was struck down, ruling that the law “criminalizes a wide range of innocent conduct.”

The act made it illegal to make an audio recording of a person in any situation, even in public, unless they gave their consent.

According to the report, the ruling follows a federal appeals court in Chicago that found the law’s ban on recording police officers in public unconstitutional.