Federal judge upholds prohibition on most robocalls

AP

Print Article

HELENA (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of Montana’s law prohibiting most robocalls after a challenge by a political consulting firm that sought to do business in the state.

Victory Processing LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dave Deshaw filed a complaint in February 2017, arguing the state law violated their right to free speech and hampered their ability to convey political messages to Montana voters.

U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell ruled Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled individuals are not required to welcome unwanted speech into their homes and the government may protect that freedom.

The ruling also notes the state law allows recorded calls to be made if a live operator first receives the recipient’s permission or if there is a prior business relationship between the parties.

Print Article

Read More

France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization

AP

February 23, 2018 at 7:58 am | PARIS (AP) — France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. Pri...

Comments

Read More

AP Top International News at 8:57 a.m. EST

AP

February 23, 2018 at 7:00 am | Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack...

Comments

Read More

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 14 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

AP

February 23, 2018 at 7:53 am | PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition over her training partner Evgenia Medvedeva, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olym...

Comments

Read More

Brexit is already causing a drop in EU migration to UK

AP

February 23, 2018 at 7:52 am | LONDON (AP) — Brexit is little more than a year away but there is mounting evidence it's having a major impact on the number of European citizens looking to live and work in Britain. Figures rele...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X