Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users – Violates 1st Amendment

Trump cannot block Twitter users for the political views they have expressed, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday.Β Blocking users from viewing his Twitter account is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment,Β  Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling.Β Β “While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the President’s personal First Amendment rights, he cannot exercise those rights in a way that infringes the corresponding First Amendment rights of those who have criticized him.”

The lawsuit was filed last July against Trump, social media director Dan Scavino, and then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.Β  The plaintiffs were: a university professor in Maryland, a surgery resident in Tennessee, a Washington state songwriter, a New York comedy writer, an author, a legal analyst and a police officer.

There was no immediate response to the ruling from the White House.

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