Wednesday, September 24, 2003


U.S. court blocks anti-telemarketing list - Sep. 24, 2003  

U.S. court blocks anti-telemarketing list - Sep. 24, 2003: "'Do not call' list unplugged

Court rules FTC overstepped its authority when it set up the list; FTC to appeal the decision.
September 24, 2003: 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A federal court has blocked the national 'do not call' list -- meant to allow consumers to stop unwanted telephone sales calls -- just days before it was scheduled to take effect.

Workers at a telemarketing firm place calls to consumers.
The ruling Tuesday by the U.S. District Court in Oklahoma was a victory for the Direct Marketing Association and telemarketers who said the registry violated their rights under the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution. "

Big money has made its voice heard. Again. Next thing you know, it'll be unConstiutional to turn off radios and tv's, because the stations have a right to be heard. And while we're at it, why not allow billboards in all the national parks. Don't the advertisers have a right to be seen? Then we can move on to advertising in churches. Anything less is a violation of the advertisers' rights, no? Let me see. Then we can have ads beamed to foetuses as they wait to be born. I guess it all has to stop at the grave. For now...

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