Berkeley’s “Cell Phone Right to Know” Law Survives Supreme Court Challenge

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
December 9, 2019 
In a major victory for consumer rights and public health, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a free speech challenge filed by the CTIA–The Wireless Association against the City of Berkeley‘s”cell phone right to know law.”

Thus, the ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the law is constitutional enables the city to continue to enforce its ordinance which requires cell phone retailers to notify prospective customers about cell phone manufacturers’ safety guidelines to ensure consumer safety (see July 1, 2019 below). The ordinance was adopted by a unanimous vote of the city council in May, 2015.

In refusing to review the case, the Supreme Court ignored the pleas of six pro-business organizations that submitted amicus briefs in support of the CTIA’s position.
For details about the law and a chronology of the court case see .
Following is news media coverage on the Supreme Court ruling. For links to all media coverage see .
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