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Court: phone books are protected under First Amendment

Posted: Monday, Feb 4th, 2013

PASADENA The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that phone books are protected under the First Amendment, and thus a city ordinance requiring a license be acquired and fees be paid is unconstitutional.

The city of Seattle enacted an ordinance in 2010 to require publishers of yellow pages directories to obtain permits and pay a fee for each directory distributed in the city.

For the complete article see the 10-17-2012 issue.

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