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Free Speech is whatever the Liberals says it is.

By Tenpoundbass following x   2019 Jul 9, 8:50am 56 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


https://www.breitbart.com/news/federal-court-trump-cant-ban-critics-from-twitter-account/


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge who said Trump violates the Constitution when he blocks critics.

“The irony in all of this is that we write at a time in the history of this nation when the conduct of our government and its officials is subject to wide-open, robust debate,” Circuit Judge Barrington D. Parker wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel.

The debate generates a “level of passion and intensity the likes of which have rarely been seen,” the court’s decision read.

“This debate, as uncomfortable and as unpleasant as it frequently may be, is nonetheless a good thing,” the 2nd Circuit added. “In resolving this appeal, we remind the litigants and the public that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less.”

The Justice Department did not immediately comment.

The ruling came in a case brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. It had sued on behalf of seven individuals blocked by Trump after criticizing his policies.

Jameel Jaffer, the institute’s director, said in an email that public officials’ social media accounts are now among the most significant forums for discussion of government policy.

The ruling “will ensure that people aren’t excluded from these forums simply because of their viewpoints,” he said.
1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jul 9, 8:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Fucking balls on these people.
Tenpoundbass says
The ruling “will ensure that people aren’t excluded from these forums simply because of their viewpoints,” he said.

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