Virginia seeks revival of its anti-spam law

Virginia’s attorney general asked the nation’s highest court Thursday to revive a state anti-spam law struck down by a lower court as unconstitutionally overbroad.Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled in September that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment because it prohibits anonymously sending any type of unsolicited bulk e-mail, including political and religious messages. Most states have anti-spam laws, and there is a federal statute, but Virginia’s is the only one that is not limited to commercial e-mails.

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