April 26, 2013 by Tamara Piety
People hate it. Kevin Drum posted this bit about how much he hates it and how it seems like he is getting more of it lately. Sick of Phone Calls. I suspect he is right; but most of the ones I am getting are from pollsters, charities and political – all of which fall outside of the Do-Not-Call Registry ban. It would be curious if telemarketers are starting back calling, notwithstanding the Do-Not-Call registry. Perhaps, after the Supreme Court’s decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health, they are emboldened thinking it is possible that the registry may be found unconstitutional if anyone decides to challenge it again. The constitutionality of the registry should be settled law. Sadly though I suspect that all bets are off these days. Ironically, in Drum’s post about how much he hates telemarketing calls was a really annoying pop-up ad from Bank of America that was impossible (or it was impossible for me) to get rid of. It is truly absurd that the public cannot better control these sorts of intrusive and annoying ads and calls.