“The Yellow Pages telephone directory was once a ubiquitous part of American life, found in virtually every household and office. But times have changed, and today phone books, like land-line telephones themselves, are not so universally accepted. Still, phone books, like newspapers, are protected by free-speech guarantees. The 1st Amendment does not make protection contingent on the perceived value of certain speech.
~ Judge Richard R. Clifton in a ruling thqt struck down a Seattle ordinance that required publishers of the directories to obtain permits and pay fees before tossing the thick books on driveways.