Supreme Court Won’t Accept Project Veritas Challenge to Massachusetts Law Banning Secret Recordings-US News | The Epoch Times

The Supreme Court has refused to accept an appeal from Project Veritas, the investigative journalism organization founded by James O’Keefe, after an appeals court rejected the group’s First Amendment-based challenge to a Massachusetts law forbidding secret recordings. If the justices had granted the petition, it would have been the first time the Supreme Court had addressed the First Amendment implications of secret audio recordings, according to SCOTUSblog. Benjamin Barr, counsel of record for Project Veritas, was disheartened by the ruling. “We are disappointed the Supreme Court decided not to hear this matter,” Barr said in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times. “Project Veritas believes that citizens have a right to understand what their government does when the public isn’t watching. This Massachusetts law criminalizes a critical investigative tool, and in the process, injures the First Amendment rights of all Americans.” Before founding Project Veritas, which exposes governmental and corporate …

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