TCPA Future Uncertain After A Tumultuous 2020

By Scott Shaffer (January 7, 2021, 5:59 PM EST) -- If a movie was made about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in 2020, the ending would be suspenseful but obviously designed to set up a bigger sequel in 2021.

While there were some very important legal developments over the past 12 months, including a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that one part of the TCPA was unconstitutional, the biggest TCPA plot twist lies ahead, as the result of a December Supreme Court hearing that saw the nine justices considering a ruling that could greatly limit the TCPA's ability to combat the omnipresent robocalls that threaten to overwhelm Americans' cellphones.

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