Massachusetts v. Peyton

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Criminal Charge

Date: 

12/01/2007

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Massachusetts

Disposition: 

Withdrawn

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
In December 2007, Massachusetts authorities charged documentary filmmaker and citizen journalist Emily Peyton with violating Massachusetts wiretapping law after she videoptaped police arresting an antiwar protester in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The ACLU represented Ms. Peyton, and the charges against her were... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Emily Petyon

Type of Party: 

Government

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Massachusetts

Location of Party: 

  • Vermont

Legal Counsel: 

American Civil Liberties Union
Description

In December 2007, Massachusetts authorities charged documentary filmmaker and citizen journalist Emily Peyton with violating Massachusetts wiretapping law after she videoptaped police arresting an antiwar protester in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The ACLU represented Ms. Peyton, and the charges against her were dropped because her recording had not been secretive.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Audio
  • Video

Subject Area: 

  • Recording Others
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Massachusetts

Source of Law: 

  • Massachusetts

Court Type: 

State