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Madigan v. Telemarketing Associates, Inc. (doc. # 01-1806) (2003)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Madigan v. Telemarketing Associates, Inc.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 03/03/2003
Decided 05/05/2003
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
 
IssueWhether the state attorney general’s complaint operates to limit defendants’ ability to engage in solicitation-an activity protected by the first amendment. General issue: how much First Amendment protection should be given to the business of charitable solicitation, including telemarketers?
Majority Opinion Ginsburg, J.
Concurring Opinion Scalia, J. (joined by Thomas. J.)
Certiorari Granted 11/03/2002
Lower Court Illinois Supreme Court
Oral Arguments Transcript
audio (Oyez)  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Michael P. Doyle, Office of Illinois Attorney General

For Respondent
Michael A. Ficaro

News Stories & Commentary
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Supreme Court to review telemarketing case

Tony Mauro Analysis
High court answers call to re-examine charitable solicitations

Telemarketers appear to have high court allies in fraud case

Telemarketing still enjoys First Amendment protection

Opinion - Lower Court
People v. Telemarketing Associates (2001)

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