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May 11 2020
WASHINGTON—A federal prohibition on robocalls to mobile phones looked safe after Supreme Court arguments Wednesday, as justices pushed back on claims that the First Amendment entitled political organizations to use automated dialers and recorded voices to reach unwilling audiences.
“It’s an extremely popular law. Nobody wants to get robocalls on their cellphones,” said Chief JusticeWall Street Journal (News)
Jul 06 2020
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a nearly 30-year-old ban on automated calls to cellphones despite concerns that it violates the First Amendment.
To fix that constitutional problem, the justices ruled that a recent exception to the law allowing robocalls to people who owe the government money must be eliminated. The decision was written by Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with manyUSA TODAY
Jan 02 2020
On Monday,the White House announced that President Trump had signed S. 151, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, which will prevent criminal robocalls.The Daily Wire
Dec 10 2017
The president is all in for the GOP Alabama Senate candidate.HuffPost
Mar 25 2013
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted the National Rifle Association on Monday calling the organizations recent robocall campaign in Newtown Conn. a repugnant tactic that mocks and betrays the courage and compassion demonstrated by the Newtown community. In a guest blog post for ThinkProgress Blumenthal criticized the NRA for injecting its fear-based messages into the homes ... of aHuffPost
Feb 18 2022
Someone out there really, really wants to help me avoid expensive car problems.
Their recorded voice tells me that they’ve been trying to reach me about an extended warranty my car doesn’t have, yet which is somehow about to expire. I just have to press 1 to learn more. They’re persistent: I get multiple calls a day from multiple phone numbers across the country.
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Oct 01 2020
Conservative scammers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been charged by Michigan prosecutors with multiple felony counts for allegedly orchestrating robocalls in Detroit and other cities to suppress the vote in the November election.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges against Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, on Thursday. They each face one count of intimidating votersBuzzFeed News
Dec 11 2017
President Donald Trump sought to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by releasing a recorded phone call on his behalf in the final stretch of a bitter Alabama election fight marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore.Reuters
Dec 02 2019
In one day, I received at least a half-dozen calls to my cellphone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.
“To avoid initial appearance before the magistrate judge [that] will lead to your Social Security number suspension, your case ID is 3392682,” the computerized voice said. “For more information on your case, please call our investigation department immediately. WeWashington Post
Apr 11 2017
In the final days before Tuesday’s special election, Republicans reacted to weak polling and turnout data by rushing resources to southern Kansas. A GOP super PAC rolled out robo-calls over the weekend from Vice President Pence, and on Monday from President Trump, in support of candidate Ron Estes.Washington Post