Is Recording People’s Voices Without Permission Legal? Major Decision in Case Brought by Journalist James O’Keefe, now OMG, has Several Business Ramifications; plus MHMarkets Update


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Part I


Is recording people’s voices without their permission legal? Court rules

Major decision in case brought by undercover journalist James O’Keefe

By WND Staff
Published July 4, 2023 at 11:09am

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found that Oregon’s law against recording someone’s voice – without explicit permission – is unconstitutional.

The verdict of the case was announced by James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group. The case had been brought by O’Keefe and Project Veritas while O’Keefe still was with that organization.

According to report at the Post Millennial, the appeals court decision said the state law violates the First Amendment.

The case, in Portland, Oregon, was launched about three years ago.

“The ruling concerns Oregon Revised Statute 165.540, which states that a person may not ‘Obtain or attempt to obtain the whole or any part of a conversation by means of any device’ in any case where involved parties are not ‘specifically informed’ that the conversation is being recorded,” the report said.

Judge Sandra Ikuta wrote in the opinion that, “Oregon does not have a compelling interest in protecting individuals’ conversational privacy from other individuals’ protected speech in places open to the public, even if that protected speech consists of creating audio or visual recordings of other people.”

The report explained the ruling said Oregon’s agenda effectively was a “content-based restriction that violates the First Amendment right to free speech.”

“I knew this law was unconstitutional when my masterful free speech attorneys Barr, Klein and I entered the Marc O. Hatfield courthouse in 2020 with heavy security under threat of violence. Journalism is alive and well in the state of Oregon, expect to see more of OMG in the Beaver State,” O’Keefe said in an interview with the Post Millennial. ##


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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 7.3.2023

  • Tesla shares rise
  • A Tesla Model Y is seen on a Tesla car lot on May 31, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Tesla’s Model Y has become the world’s best selling car in the first quarter of 2023.
  • After the electric vehicle maker reported record sales, its stock shot up 5%
  • What’s open and closed on July 4
  • China hits back in the chip war, imposing export curbs on crucial raw materials
  • A flying car prototype just got an airworthiness certificate from the FAA
  • Tyson will stop using its ‘no antibiotics ever’ label on chicken
  • For these Americans, the recession is already here
  • Your Fourth of July cookout will cost you less this year, according to American Farm Bureau
  • The credit crunch is getting worse and bankruptcies are on the rise
  • Saudi Arabia and Russia curb oil supply again to try to boost prices
  • Tesla smashed it last quarter but China’s BYD did even better
  • China is lining up a Harvard-trained economist as its next central bank chief
  • To fridge or not to fridge? Ketchup company clears the air on how you should store the popular condiment
  • Australian firm sues Twitter for $665,000 for not paying bills
  • Workers at major hotels in Southern California begin strike over holiday weekend
  • Tesla delivered a record number of cars last quarter, beating expectations
  • Travel insurance could help with weather-related flight cancellations. Here’s how
  • It’s not only NY, LA, San Francisco. Retail crime has hit a bustling Kansas metropolis
  • Co-working spaces are getting weird
  • What markets are saying about when to expect a recession
  • The FTC wants to make it harder to publish fake product reviews
  • #TwitterDown: Elon Musk announces temporary read limits on Twitter
  • Lab-grown chicken debuts in San Francisco restaurant
  • Jack in the Box just opened a temporary Snoop Dogg themed restaurant in California


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