“Community activist group ACORN sued the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed employees of its Baltimore office giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman posing as a prostitute.”  This should be a fun lawsuit.  The defendants will be able to use the discovery process to subpoena ACORN records and take depositions of ACORN personnel, which may make public a lot of ACORN’s dirty laundry and cause the case to backfire on ACORN.

The lawsuit alleges that Maryland Maryland requires two-party consent to create sound recordings.  If that is the law in Maryland, then that law surely is not being enforced because with Flip type video cameras and video recording built into still cameras and cell phones, illegal recording in Maryland happens thousands of times a day.