Redbox Says Opt-Out Texts Protected By 1st Amendment

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Redbox Automated Retail LLC told a California federal court on Friday that it has a First Amendment right to send a one-time text message confirming an opt-out request from consumers who ask the company not to contact them, despite what the government says on the issue.

Blasting a U.S. Department of Justice brief defending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Redbox said in its response that the government wrongly characterized the company's texts as invasive and dangerous commercial messages.

“The United State ignores that confirmation of an...
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