Federal appeals court says that Trump violated the 1st Amendment by blocking people on Twitter.

By |2019-07-10T06:10:44-08:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Twitter gives, and then Twitter takes away.

And then a federal appeals court gives again. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

President Trump cannot block his critics from the Twitter feed he regularly uses to communicate with the public, a federal appeals court said Tuesday, in a case with implications for how elected officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media.

The decision from the New York-based appeals court upholds an earlier ruling that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked individual users who were critical of the president or his policies.

Public officials who take to social media for official government business, the court said Tuesday, are prohibited from excluding people “from an otherwise open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees,” Judge Barrington D. Parker wrote for a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

“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.”

Trump’s Twitter habits through his @realDonaldTrump account were central to the case brought by seven people blocked after posting disapproving comments in 2017.

Well, it is Twitter open season on @realDonaldTrump now. 

I love that Trump is slowly learning about the Constitution and how government works in real time while all of us watch him constantly tripping over his own dick. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Yep, i hope his twitter feed is flooded with everyone mocking him and giving him a reality check on his LIES, should sent him over the edge.

    the bad news is trump won his case about ” enriching himself” with DC hotel, apparently they couldn’t prove what everyone knows, it is a pay for play hotel

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/appeals-court-backs-trump-in-hotel-profits-lawsuit/

  2. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    He even had the audacity to claim he is losing money as president because he doesn’t take a salary, give him a salary and let him pay for his own golf trips
    ================

    “Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat-induced Witch Hunt. Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case,” he wrote.

    “I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honor of serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!).”

    Trump’s annual financial report in May showed that the hotel brought in $40.8 million in revenue in 2018, nearly 10 percent of his total income.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/appeals-court-backs-trump-in-hotel-profits-lawsuit/

  3. Stanley Tools Measuring Tape July 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    “while all of us watch him constantly tripping over his own dick.”
    ————–
    It ain’t big, Uncle Grpyph, even erect.

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      with that beer belly and a teeny, tiny penis, he probable hasn’t seen it in years.

  4. #rapist2020 July 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/michael-moore-was-right-about-trump-in-2016-and-he-now-has-a-dire-warning-for-democrats-about-2020/

    Capitalism: A Love Story,” warned on Twitter that the president “hasn’t lost one inch of his fired-up insane base.”

  5. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t think Trump is learning at all.

  6. Bristol had the jaw alignment so sperm would drip off faster July 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    After Mary Trump’s crotch gave the world her demon baby, did she go postpartum?

  7. Anonymous July 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

    WHITE House “$ummit.” “Trump invited conservative activists who have been curbed or banned on social media to press his argument that big social networks are discriminating against conservatives, notwithstanding his large online following.”

    tinyjjt tweet>“A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies. We will not let them get away with it much longer,”

    “Digital rights activists and others warned that removing the protection — codified as Section 230 of a 1996 law — could undermine free speech protections and harm the internet ecosystem.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-escalates-his-war-on-social-media-at-white-house-complaining-festival/

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