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The Republic, others challenge Arizona law on recordings of police

Several information organizations, together with The Arizona Republic, are becoming a member of the ACLU of Arizona to challenge a brand new state law banning close-range recordings of Arizona police. 

House Bill 2319 was signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on July 6, making it unlawful for Arizonans to file inside 8 toes of law enforcement exercise. Violators may face a misdemeanor cost, however solely after being verbally warned and persevering with to file anyway.

The law is scheduled to take impact on Sept. 24. Several information organizations and the ACLU of Arizona filed a criticism in U.S. District Court for Arizona on Tuesday alleging the brand new law violates the First and 14th amendments. 

They additionally filed for a preliminary injunction to restrain Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell and Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone from imposing the brand new law as soon as it goes into impact. 

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