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  •  Doesn't appear to have broken eavesdrop laws. (1+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook

    Kentucky only requires one party consent.

    Eavesdropping laws in Kentucky

    In-person conversations: It is a felony to overhear or record, through use of an electronic or mechanical device, an oral communication without the consent of at least one party to that communication. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 526.020.

    -7.75 -4.67

    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 11:57:19 AM PDT

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    •  That's only if you consider... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...the person doing the recording to be one of the parties to the communication.  
      Were the comments in question prefaced with, "Hey, you guys out in the hall..."?  If so, I think they're in the clear.

      •  true, and our bartender-friend was in the room (0+ / 0-)

        so it can be argued he was one side of the "conversation" and thus it was legal for him to tape. He started taping out of interest more than "gotcha" it sounded like...he had expected typical campaign stump speech and not anything vastly different.

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