NU Online News Service, Sept. 29, 2003, 3:47 p.m. EDT — Washington
The Federal Communication Commission’s do-not-call rules remain in effect and will be enforced beginning Wednesday, FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell says.
The FCC’s rules, which specifically apply to the insurance industry, have not been disturbed by recent court cases involving the do-not-call rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Powell says in a statement issued today.
Powell notes that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which will be hearing arguments over whether the do-not-call rules are constitutional, refused to block the FCC’s rules from taking effect.
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“The commission intends to continue to administer and enforce its rules to the fullest extent possible as the litigation proceeds,” Powell says.
The FTC’s do-not-call rules have had several legal ups and downs over the past several days.