Update on Berkeley’s Cellphone “Right to Know” Law: Court hearing September 13

emr1The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on September 13 to consider the CTIA’s arguments why the preliminary injunction to block the City of Berkeley’s cellphone “right to know” ordinance should be reinstated. The law has been in effect since March.

This landmark law requires cellphone retailers in Berkeley to post a cellphone safety notification or provide a copy to customers The notification reminds the consumer to read the manufacturer’s safety information in the cellphone’s user manual (see below).

The case before the federal Court of Appeals is CTIA-The Wireless Association v. City of Berkeley et al., case number 16-15141.

The CTIA is represented by former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, and the City is represented by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

The hearing will be held in the U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco at 9:30 A.M. (95 Seventh Street, Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, Rm 338).

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Natural Resources Defense Council submitted amicus briefs in support of Berkeley’s position.

A recap of key legal developments is available on my Electromagnetic Radiation Safety web site: http://bit.ly/berkeleycellordinance.

Links to more than 180 news stories about the law: http://bit.ly/berkeleymedia.

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