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Daily Dashboard | Court rules against Montana's ban on political robocalls Related reading: Saskatchewan IPC discusses health data sharing




The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Montana has struck down a provision of state legislation prohibiting robocalls. The court decided robocalls for political campaigns, which was previously one of five categories of prohibited calls, can't be banned based on First Amendment infringement. "In particular, prohibiting political robocalls strikes at the heart of the First Amendment (and) disproportionately disadvantages political candidates with fewer resources," the court wrote in its decision. Judges agreed with arguments that favored keeping the ban but said the law's target on particular speech made it unconstitutional.
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