Illinois' Anti-Photography Law is Finally Dead

“The official notice came Tuesday when a lower court judge granted a permanent injunction to the ACLU, allowing them to record cops in public without getting arrested, ending a two-year legal battle in which a stubborn state attorney did all she could to keep the law alive, a felony which could have sent citizens to prison for 15 years.”

That was the most egregious law of it’s kind in the US, but photographers are still treated as potential terrorism suspects by the Department of Homeland Security. Worldwide, it’s still a very bleak situation. This, however, is progress.