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Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. Six justices agreed that by allowing debt collection calls to cellphones, Congress “impermissibly favored debt-collection speech over political and other speech, in violation of the First Amendment.”

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Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that threatened to throw the island’s recovery efforts into chaos.

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Marion Superior reminds lawyers to not monopolize hearings

Indianapolis attorney Fred Pfenninger is baffled and slightly miffed about the Marion Superior Court imposing a limit of roughly 15 cases per law firm per supplemental hearing. But James Joven, presiding judge of the Civil Term for Marion Superior Courts, said the limitation on the number of filings has been in place for several years.

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