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State of Maryland v. Universal Elections, Incorporated, 12-1791

Summary judgment to the plaintiff-state on its claim that defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by failing to identify the Ehrlich campaign as the sponsor of an election night robocall, is affirmed, where: 1) the district court properly determined that the TCPA is a content-neutral law to which intermediate scrutiny must be applied; 2) the district court correctly found that the TCPA's identity disclosure provisions are constitutional; 3) the TCPA does not require state attorneys general to identify particular phone call recipients by name; and 4) the district court did not err by denying defendants' motion to stay the proceedings pending resolution of partially parallel criminal proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/28/2013
  • Published 08/28/2013

Judges

  • NORTON

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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