Twitter: Users blocked by President Trump after they criticized or mocked him are asking him to reverse the moves, arguing that the Constitution bars

Featured Story

WASHINGTON —Tweeter:  Users blocked by President Trump after they criticized or mocked him are asking him to reverse the moves, arguing that the Constitution bars him from blocking people on the social media service.
The request raises novel legal issues stemming from Mr. Trump’s use of his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, to make statements about public policy. In a letter sent to Mr. Trump on Tuesday, lawyers for several users he has blocked argued that his account was a “public forum” from which the government may not constitutionally exclude people because it disagrees with views they have expressed.
“This Twitter account operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional,” the letter said. “We ask that you unblock them and any others who have been blocked for similar reasons.”
Photo


Jameel Jaffer, the executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which is representing the blocked Twitter users.
Credit
The letter implies that if the Trump administration does not comply, a lawsuit may follow. The blocked Twitter users are represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, whose executive director, Jameel Jaffer, said in a statement that Mr. Trump did not have a right to exclude his critics from engaging with his posts.

nytimes.com/

Copyright 2017 © www.HNewsWire.com

Tagged In

Support

Don't Miss

Steve-Quayle-Super-Pack

Latest News

The Beast Will Start to React to Christian’s and Conservatives Websites and Viewpoints, Big Tech Has Made Their Decision and It Is Antichrist

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

HNewsWire Will Not Allow Google as of Today to Crawl Our Webpage, They Cannot Be Trusted, They are a part of the Antichrist, Make Your…

Read More

Events Signaling the End

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

Bible prophecy predicts that there will be several significant events signaling the End of the Age. These seminal events will occur just prior to the…

Read More

FREE WILL, GOD’S GREATEST GIFT TO MANKIND

By Edward O'Hara | May 27, 2020

Edward O’Hara Tue 5/27/2020 9:30 PM… The choices we make. They are our choices and ours alone. Made by free will. The free will that…

Read More

True Tyranny Always Begins with the Censoring of Free Speech

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

As U.S. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin said, “Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” When a culture abuses its democratic power, the…

Read More

Social Media Platforms, MSM Will Try to Steal the Election, Conservatives, Christians, and Like-Minded Individuals Are

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

Shadowbanned, Silenced by Big Tech… “Influencers” on social media aren’t just plugging products and building brand awareness. Social media influencers could be crucial to winning…

Read More

Who Warns ‘Second Wave’ Is Coming, as the New World Order Degenerates Conditions the Masses–Be on Guard for the Antichrist

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

Where do we find Watchman, and, specifically, where do we find them in the Bible? What is their physical and social location?… To judge by…

Read More

The Globalists Are Positioning For The New World Order PlayBook, and The Beast Is Coming Together

By StevieRay Hansen | May 27, 2020

DoorStep Tribulation, What Mark Zuckerberg’s Cryptocurrency Testimony Shows About Facebook’s Libra Strategy… At 10 a.m. ET this morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was the sole…

Read More

Rogue Joe Biden Calls for Christians to Be Added to Terror Watch List for Opposing LGBTQE Abuse of Children

By StevieRay Hansen | May 26, 2020

“What was the world like before Christian and Jesus? “There is nothing new about ‘New Atheism’. The ( Atheists, Joe Biden and Islamic extremists )…

Read More

The Persecution of Christians Has Started, the Coronavirus Was the Pathway to Shutting Down God’s People, or at Least That’s What

By StevieRay Hansen | May 26, 2020

the Ungodly NWO People Assumed, There’s No Better Place to Start Persecuting the Christian Than in the State of California, Hell On Earth… A California…

Read More

Life doesn’t get easier you just get stronger!

By StevieRay Hansen | May 26, 2020

II CORINTHIANS 4:8-11 (PARAPHRASED)8. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9. persecuted, but not…

Read More

StevieRay Hansen

In his riveting memoir, "A Long Journey Home", StevieRay Hansen will lead you through his incredible journey from homeless kid to multimillionaire oilman willing to give a helping hand to other throwaway kids. Available on Amazon.

Leave a Comment