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31 Mar 2009
Last September the Virginia Supreme Court issued
a surprise ruling that reversed its previous
decision and threw out the state's anti-spam law on First
The Commonwealth made a last ditch appeal to the US Supreme Court, which I
predicted they'd be unlikely to accept.
I guessed right, they
yesterday, meaning the case is finally over.
Due to the peculiar facts and history of this case, the decision would be unlikely ever
to affect anyone other than Jaynes, and he's still in jail on other charges, so in the
big picture it's just a blip. I thought the VA legislature had already passed a
revised law that fixed the first amendment problem, but apparently not, since the
state Attorney General says
he's drafting a new law for next
Even that's not all that important, since state laws are tightly constrained by CAN SPAM,
and can only make things that are already illegal under CAN SPAM more illegal.
The most useful difference a state law can make is to leave out the CAN SPAM language
about awarding costs which makes a losing CAN SPAM suit potentially very expensive
to the plaintiff.
Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/jayneslast.html
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