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On Off On Off - Do Not Call List Starting to Resemble a Strobe Light

It’s getting hard to follow with the quick sleight of hand both sides seem to be pulling. Tuesday, an Oklahoma court blocked the list, citing that the FTC should not have control. Thursday, Congress re-approved the measure 412-8, overturning the ruling. Thursday night, another judge in Denver decided to overturn Congress again. If you’re confused, join the crowd. But for the next few moment (at least until Oct 1), telemarketers can still call regardless of the court fiasco. In other news, fifty million people are angrily looking up the phone numbers of judges (the numbers have indeed been made public, but as an editor who doesn’t want to go to jail for harassing federal judges or encouraging it, I can’t give out that info).

Correction: The second judge to block the list was from Denver, Colorado. Not Oklahoma.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at September 25, 2003 7:29 PM