Recently in Illinois, a man was ordered to remove Facebook posts encouraging people to record court proceedings. James Weddigan's social media activity earned him charges for contempt of court, which he successfully appealed, The Washington Post reported.
Weddigan won on procedural grounds, meaning that the Illinois high court never addressed free speech on social media or one's right to record court proceedings. Instead, it found that the lower court confused criminal and civil contempt. But the question remains. Can you record any court proceeding?