Legal Fight Over Indiana’s Anti-Political Robocall Law Ends

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Legal Fight Over Indiana’s Anti-Political Robocall Law EndsIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA Chicago-based veterans advocacy group’s seven-year struggle to strike down Indiana’s ban on political robocalls has ended with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review a lower-court ruling upholding the law.The Supreme Court denied Patriotic Veterans Inc.’s bid for a review of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ January ruling upholding the law that prohibits making pre-recorded phone calls to people without their prior consent.Patriotic Veterans challenged the law in 2010, saying it violated the First Amendment.Campaigns and political groups are allowed to make live calls, even to numbers registered on the Do Not Call list, as long as they are not sales calls. However, the law restricts the use of technology that automatically dials residential phone numbers and plays prerecorded messages with few exceptions.“Every day, telemarketers seek to burden residences with automated, pre-recorded phone calls conveying unwanted messages. Simply put, without this law they would be a nuisance,” Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a news release Tuesday.Patriotic Veterans President Paul Caprio said that the Supreme Court’s decision not to review the case could lead to similar legislation in other states. His group now places automated calls in 35 states intended to influence public policy on issues affecting veterans.“We were very disappointed,” Caprio said in a telephone interview. “We thought it dealt with a fundamental First Amendment issue.”He attributed the Supreme Court’s decision partly to its large backlog of cases following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.The penalty for violating the Indiana Auto Dialer law is up to $5,000 per call, Hill’s office said. It said it received more than 15,000 complaints last year about unwanted calls, many of which were about robocalls.last_img read more

TAUK’s Isaac Teel Announces Denver Pop-Up Show

first_imgFollowing his recent move to the musical hotbed that is Denver, CO, TAUK drummer Isaac Teel has announced his own little new hometown pop-up show at Your Mom’s House this Thursday, March 14th, billed as Your Mom’s Favorite Jam (purchase tickets here).Teel will be joined for an open jam session featuring local players such as bassist Josh Fairman (SunSquabi/Analog Son), saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach (Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics), drummer/percussionist Will Trask (RunniKine), and keyboardist Chris Beck (Jaden Carlson Band). Outside of showcasing his massive drumming skills touring around the country in TAUK, Teel dropped his own solo album Gentlemen’s Day back in 2017 (using his first and middle name, Isaac Sinclair). The album saw Isaac mix his Gospel roots with R&B, blues, Afro-Cuban beats, and more into his own version of Urban Soul. Over the last several years, he has become one of the most well-respected drummers in the scene for his deep versatility and ability to lay down some smooth vocals when the opportunity presents itself.Isaac Teel – “Down That Road”[via YGBsoul]Tickets for Isaac Teel presents Your Mom’s Favorite Jam are $5 advance / $10 day of show and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook Event page.-SHOW INFO-Artist/s: Isaac Teel presents Your Mom’s Favorite Jam ft, Nick Gerlach, Chris Beck, Josh Fairman, Will Trask at Your Mom’s HouseDate: Thursday Mar 14, 2019Time: Doors 9:00PM / Show 10PMAges: 21 and overTICKETS: $5 – $10last_img read more