Bloomberg Law
May 5, 2020, 10:00 AM

Anti-Robocall Law Exemption Faces Test in Supreme Court Argument

Jon Reid
Jon Reid

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear argument as to whether automatic phone calls for government debt collection should be exempt from an anti-robocall law.

Businesses are hopeful the court will invalidate the law’s exemption for the debt calls—and then strike down the entire anti-robocall statue as unconstitutional.

There’s a “good chance” justices will find the debt exemption unconstitutional, said Christine Reilly, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The question is whether they’ll take the “nuclear option” and strike down the entire statute, she said.

How the court rules on the exemption may have broad consequences for the ...

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