AG Derek Schmidt: Federal anti-robocall law should be interpreted broadly to protect consumers

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TOPEKA – (October 26, 2020) – The U.S. Supreme Court should affirm a lower court ruling that strengthens the main federal law used to fight robocalls to cellphones, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says.Schmidt joined the attorneys general of 36 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a brief last week with the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal filed by social media giant Facebook. The states are asking the justices to affirm a lower court ruling that supported a broad definition of "automatic telephone dialing system," commonly called “autodialers,” based on the plain language in the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The TCPA generally prohibits the use of autodialers or an artificial or pre-recorded voice to make a call to cell...

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AG Derek Schmidt: Federal anti-robocall law should be interpreted broadly to protect consumers

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