Monday, October 04, 2004

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by telemarketers that the Federal do-not-call list violates the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to the federal do-not-call registry, ending telemarketers' bid to invoke free-speech arguments to get the popular ban on unwanted phone solicitations thrown out.

The court, without comment, let stand a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld the registry of more than 57 million phone numbers as a reasonable government attempt to safeguard personal privacy and reduce telemarketing abuse.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Justices themselves are on the do-not-call list!