Can Project Veritas force a change in Massachusetts’ recording laws?
WGBH - 11/30/2017
The group Project Veritas was caught this week trying to trick the Washington Post into publishing phony sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It is not the first time that that group has used hidden recording devices to try to goad reporters, media executives and others into making unflattering and sometimes unprofessional comments. But in Massachusetts and in some other states, it is a crime to record conversations without consent. So Project Veritas is challenging Massachusetts law — suing the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Northeastern University law professor and WGBH News legal analyst Daniel Medwed explains this lawsuit.