The Supreme Court of the United States ruled a 2015 exemption to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 concerning robocalls violates First Amendment rights, Reuters reports. The exemption allowed robocalls to gather debts owed to the federal government. In the majority ruling, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the exemption violated the First Amendment by favoring government speech over political speech by private entities without proper justification. Political groups sought to have the entire robocall ban within the TCPA overturned, arguing it violated free speech rights.
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