On Wednesday, April 15, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its schedule for the cases to be argued by telephone, including Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants. The Court will hear oral argument on Wednesday, May 6, with Barr the second of two cases to be heard on the Court’s schedule

The case, which was originally scheduled to be heard on April 22, centers on the constitutionality of the debt collection exemption to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including whether the TCPA’s exemption for debt collection calls made by the federal government is a content-based restriction on speech that violates the First Amendment. In addition, the justices will hear argument on the appropriate remedy should the exemption be found unconstitutional, including whether the provision should be severed from the TCPA or whether the statute as a whole should be invalidated.