SCOTUS Declines Review of VA Anti-Spam Law Case

"The Supreme Court has passed up a chance to examine how far states can go to restrict unsolicited e-mails in efforts to block spammers from bombarding computer users." Read about it on

Many smart people have already pointed out to me that the net effect here is near nil. Jeremy Jaynes is still in jail, and the state of Virginia intends to try again by crafting a new anti-spam law in the near future.

John Levine points out: "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."

E360 Gets an Important Bit Wrong

I have a cold, which leaves me lacking energy and lacking the desire to do anything beyond sit on the couch and read. Read what, you might ask? Why, read the updates in the ongoing Amish rake fight between E360 and the entire world, of course.

JC Penney Does WHAT?

Consumerist reports: "Reader psionix bought some PJ's from JC Penney for his wife and, upon checkout, chose not to receive any emails from JC Penney. The retailer then emailed him to let him know that they won't be emailing him, and asked him to fill out a survey on why he didn't want to receive any emails from them."


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