A state judge has ruled that Maryland's anti-spam law -- the first state law to penalize senders of junk e-mail -- is unconstitutional because it seeks to regulate commerce outside the state's borders. The ruling, which threw out a George Washington University law student's suit against a New York e-mail marketer, effectively overturns Maryland's 2002 Commercial Electronic Mail Act.
Maryland Judge Rules State's Anti-Spam Law Unconstitutional
The Associated Press
December 15, 2004