Justices Struggle With Autodialer Definition In Facebook Row

By Allison Grande (December 8, 2020, 10:45 PM EST) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared receptive to Facebook's argument that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act narrowly prohibits only random-fired automated calls and texts to cellphones, although at least two conservative justices seemed concerned that Congress may have intended for the ban to sweep more broadly. 

During teleconferenced oral arguments, the high court weighed Facebook's bid to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that broadly defined the type of automatic telephone dialing systems, or ATDS, prohibited by the TCPA to cover any equipment that has the capacity to store and automatically dial numbers, even if the numbers haven't been generated by...

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