The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the application of Indiana’s telemarking statute to interstate political calls was not preempted by federal law.  You can read more details on the case, Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana, on Covington’s Inside Privacy blog.  One important takeaway from the case is that it is always important to consider state and federal laws when planning a robocalling program, even when it involves interstate political calls.  Covington’s Election & Political Law Group and Communications & Media Group will continue to monitor developments in this area.

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Derek Lawlor is an of counsel in the firm’s Washington office and a member of the firm’s Election & Political Law and White Collar practice groups.  He assists corporations, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations with federal and state lobbying, campaign finance, and government…

Derek Lawlor is an of counsel in the firm’s Washington office and a member of the firm’s Election & Political Law and White Collar practice groups.  He assists corporations, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations with federal and state lobbying, campaign finance, and government ethics issues.  Mr. Lawlor also represents clients in government investigations and inquiries conducted by the Federal Election Commission, Office of Congressional Ethics, and Congressional Committees and Commissions.  Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Lawlor worked in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives.