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

The Supreme Court refused this morning to accept an appeal from Project Veritas, the undercover 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. The case, Project Veritas Action Fund v. Rollins, court file 20-1598, comes from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. The unsigned order denying the petition for certiorari, or review, was issued Nov. 22. The respondent, Rachael S. Rollins, a Democrat, was sued in her official capacity as District Attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts law makes it a felony to secretly record the oral communications of anyone other than a law enforcement officer. The law “does great damage to an irreplaceable and important form of newsgathering,” according to the petition filed with the Supreme Court on May 12. “Project Veritas Action Fund regularly uses secret audio recording …

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