TOPEKA – (March 3, 2020) – The federal law banning robocalls is a critical tool for safeguarding consumer privacy that operates within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment free speech protections, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has told the U.S. Supreme Court. Schmidt, along with a bipartisan coalition of 32 other state attorneys general, yesterday filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the ban on robocalls in the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and a narrow exemption within the statute constitute a valid, content-neutral regulation of free speech under the First Amendment. The TCPA, enacted in 1991, is a critical piece of federal consumer protection legislation allowing states to sue...
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AG Derek Schmidt to U.S. Supreme Court: Federal robocall ban safeguards consumers, does not violate the First Amendment