Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Phone Book Has Full First Amendment Protection

A Seattle ordinance required the publishers of yellow pages phone books to pay a fee for each book, as well as have an advertisement for an opt-out service on the front cover.

On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the ordinance did not survive strict scrutiny and declared that the yellow pages enjoys full First Amendment protection.

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