The City of Berkeley has fended off a lawsuit filed against it by CTIA, the wireless industry trade lobby. In a preliminary injunction today, the city has been asked to change a single sentence of the public health language it hopes to post in local phone shops. The CTIA lawsuit was an attempt to halt this required publication as the city had mandated such notices be posted by retailers or distributed on flyers.
The case, known as CTIA v. City of Berkeley, pitted two giants of the legal world against one another. On the side of the plaintiffs is Ted Olson, a former solicitor general under the George W. Bush administration. Meanwhile, the defendants are armed with presidential hopeful and rock star Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.
The specific language was short: