Quote of the Day - Any fool can criticize, and many of them do. - C. Garbett
The Tenth Circuit heard oral argument on the national Do Not Call Registry. The FTC, having lost in Colorado, had earlier filed a Notice of Appeal.
The case, entitled: Mainstream Marketing v. FTC resulted in a loss on September 25 when the District Court issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order. The FTC's Do Not Call Registry went down in flames. Apparently, the First Amendment free speech rights of telemarketers trump my rights to be free of speech.
The FTC got a stay with this set of Ps & As. Thank God.
The District Court decided that the Registry was content-based regulation covering commercial but not non-profit, solicitations, according to the reports on the oral arugment. The problem appears to be that policitians and charities are excluded.
Fine. Let's be non-content based. Make the Registry apply to everyone and get it over with.
Stop the calls, I say.