TCPA Challengers Can't Go Around Gov't, High Court Told

By Allison Grande (February 15, 2019, 10:58 PM EST) -- The federal government has jumped into a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the proper channel for challenging the Federal Communications Commission's reading of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, arguing that private litigants aren't allowed to go around the government to launch collateral attacks on the validity of agency orders. 

Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the FCC, as well as representatives from the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the American Bankers Association, filed three separate amicus briefs Thursday siding with chiropractic clinic Carlton & Harris, which has urged the Supreme Court to uphold a Fourth Circuit ruling that the Hobbs Act...

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