DO NOT CALL, REALLY II

NYT reports that the Senate has joined the fun:

Congress voted today to reinstate a do-not-call telemarketing registry that was blocked by a federal judge earlier this week.

The Senate voted, 95 to 0, late this afternoon in favor of the legislation, following the 412-to-8 vote in the House earlier in the day. The bill will now go to President Bush, who has said he will sign it.

Lawmakers from both parties criticized the judge, who ruled on Tuesday that federal regulators had overstepped their authority in establishing the registry, which is aimed at preventing unwanted telemarketing sales pitches.

Well, unless President Bush signs it tonight, it’ll still technically be “days” even if he signs it in the morning.

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