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Opening Arguments

Call blocking

Ever think we're maybe going too far in asking not to be bothered?

INDIANAPOLIS - A dispute over whether a state law can ban prerecorded telephone calls in political races is about to be in the hands of the Indiana Supreme Court.

The justices were scheduled to hear arguments Monday over a lawsuit by the state attorney general's office against a Washington, D.C., group that made the so-called "robo" calls during a 2006 Indiana congressional campaign.

A 1988 state law bans all such calls, which are placed by automated dialers, and the arguments in the lawsuit center on whether it covers political calls. Commercial and sales-related calls are covered.

I honestly don't mind the robo-calls. It's much easier to hang up quickly on them than it is on a real person. Of course, getting 10 of them in a row during dinner might be a tad annoying, but I don't need the whole weight of the legal system to handle it.


Bob G.
Fri, 06/13/2008 - 10:04am

Or you can probably forward those robo-calls to someone on your "B" list...lol!


Fri, 06/13/2008 - 6:13pm

Robocalls are just telephonic spam. If they don't care enough to use a live person, I don't care enough to listen. An opt-in system is fine for this.