DENVER (AP) Consumers annoyed with telephone sales won a big victory when a federal appeals court upheld the popular do-not-call registry, but telemarketers refused to concede defeat, predicting the legal wrangling would go all the way to the Supreme Court.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed claims the list violates free speech rights and is unfair to business, saying it is a legitimate safeguard against the danger of telemarketing abuse.
Telemarketing officials promised not to pester people on the list for now but also vowed to pore over the appeals court ruling for holes that may help them in future appeals.