9th Circ. Blocks San Francisco's Cellphone Warning Law

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday blocked San Francisco’s attempt to implement its cellphone radiation warning law, affirming a lower court’s ruling that the law's disclosure provisions affecting cellphone merchants violate the First Amendment.

In a brief four-page opinion, the Ninth Circuit panel affirmed the original injunction U.S. District Judge William Alsup placed on the San Francisco ordinance, which was originally set to take effect in October 2011, after CTIA – The Wireless Association filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the law. It requires cellphone retailers to...
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