Feds May Step Into Trump Texting Feud To Defend TCPA

Law360, Chicago (October 27, 2016, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The federal government is scoping out the possibility of intervening in a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign of sending thousands of unsolicited text messages, expressing concerns over constitutional challenges the campaign has thrown at the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice say they are conferring with the solicitor general over whether to intervene in a putative class action lawsuit filed in April against Donald J. Trump For President Inc., the official campaign arm for the Republican nominee.

In July, the campaign moved to dismiss the putative class action, arguing among other things that the TCPA...

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