Virginia Supreme Court Changes Its Mind: Anti-Spamming Law Is Unconstitutional
from the on-second-thought... dept
The court has ruled that the anti-spamming law is, in fact, unconstitutional, as it's a restriction on free speech. As we noted after the original ruling, it still seems like Jaynes could be brought up on charges of fraud, trespass, identity fraud, false advertising and many other charges, but for now, it appears that Virginia's anti-spam law has been judged to go too far.
Declan McCullagh has a good analysis of why this is probably the right decision, even if it's personally distasteful to let a spammer off.