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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:36 AM

U.S. Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

Source: Reuters


2021/4/5 15:22 (BST) 4/5 15:31 (BST)updated
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By Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to a legal fight over former President Donald Trump's effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute was moot and throwing out a lower court's decision that found he had violated constitutional free speech rights.

Trump had appealed after the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that he had ran afoul of U.S. Constitution's First Amendment by blocking his critics on the social media platform. Trump, a Republican, left office in January, replaced by Democratic President Joe Biden.

With Trump no longer president, the justices declined to hear arguments and resolve the case on the merits, tossing out the 2nd Circuit decision.

Throughout his presidency, Trump had regularly used Twitter to promote his agenda and attack detractors. Twitter banned Trump from its service days after a mob of his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot on Jan. 6.

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Reply U.S. Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2021 OP
EYESORE 9001 Apr 2021 #1
Frustratedlady Apr 2021 #2
Tommymac Apr 2021 #3
Xipe Totec Apr 2021 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #12
Trueblue1968 Apr 2021 #13
Justice matters. Apr 2021 #14
bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #4
Miguelito Loveless Apr 2021 #5
machoneman Apr 2021 #6
thesquanderer Apr 2021 #17
George II Apr 2021 #7
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2021 #11
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #9
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2021 #10
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #18
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 2021 #15
Rollo Apr 2021 #16
Captain Zero Jun 14 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:39 AM

1. Shoulda been tossed out of court from the get-go

Calling this a First Amendment case was ludicrous from the start.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:44 AM

2. He's on a losing streak. How many court cases has he lost of late?

Is Ghouliani still working for him?

Looks to me like his court cases/appeals are simply a way of delaying the inevitable...if anyone has the guts to actually put him behind bars, that is.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:48 AM

3. Delay has been his M.O. for decades.

Just follow his life. He is an expert at delaying legal matters, not so much at winning them.



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Response to Tommymac (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:21 PM

8. More of an M.C. than M.O. (Modus Constipantis) nt

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:24 PM

12. Very interesting article on Rudy/trump re: GA and Dominion

Lawsuits.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/secondnexus.com/amp/giuliani-trump-election-investigation-law-2651337266

A lot of it will have to do with proving the two knew what they were saying about election "fraud" was not true.

Was thinking about this this AM because of NY Times piece about trump's fundraising. Lagging behind Biden, trump had to bilk donors. If they didn't uncheck a box and read fine print they got their donations on recurring debit. Now they are having to refund hundreds of millions. Implying why trump started begging for "stop the fraud" donations.

Long story short, maybe Dingbat always knew fraud was bullshit.
Follow the money.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:46 PM

13. Trump has lost 947,693 cases !!!!!

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:18 PM

14. Dump is the Biggest Loser in History

Yet, half of registered repugs want him back...

Fux $nooze FX

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:59 AM

4. Roberts Court dodge

They try where possible not to rule on partisan matters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:30 AM

5. So, the Kavanaugh Court

has, in essence, ruled in Trump's favor by throwing out the ruling of the 2nd Circuit. Correct me if I am wrong, but couldn't they simply have declared the issue moot, and let the 2nd Circuit ruling stand?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:36 AM

6. Yes, they actually did rule in his favor. Your resolution was far better.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:35 PM

17. I'm not sure which is better.

Regardless of what Trump wanted, it is a complicated issue. And it has affected people on both sides... i.e. Marjorie Taylor Green and AOC.

But it does seem that, by vacating the previous decision, the supreme court has, in effect, made a decision.

Confusing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 12:16 PM

7. Another trump Supreme Court loss.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:23 PM

11. He didn't lose. It was moot. But they threw out the lower court decision *against* him.

So this is what he wanted.

Supreme Court wipes away ruling that said Trump violated Constitution by blocking Twitter followers

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday wiped away a lower court opinion holding that then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his Twitter account.
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Lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the individuals, arguing Trump's action violated their First Amendment rights.
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Then-Solicitor General Jeff Wall asked the Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that Trump's account is personal, even if it is sometimes run by his assistant Dan Scavino.
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But after the election and after Twitter banned Trump from the platform for violating its policies related to the US Capitol insurrection, Wall asked the Court to dismiss the case and wipe away the lower court opinion.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/05/politics/supreme-court-trump-twitter-followers/index.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:07 PM

9. If the matter is so moot, why hear it at all?

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:19 PM

10. "the justices declined to hear arguments "

I don't understand your post.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:27 PM

18. You're right - hear was the wrong verb.

I realized that they didn't hear arguments, but even commenting on it gave it a little oxygen that it didn't deserve.

My apologies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:39 PM

15. Trump IS a yuge loser of course, but he 'won' in this instance/got what he wanted (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:53 PM

16. Yup, that's the way I read it too.

However, while the court decided the issue is moot, Twitter has muted Trump.

Everyone wins!

LOL

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Response to Rollo (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:52 PM

19. This. And he is banned until 2023. Right?

So maybe he will eat some bad hamburger or KFC in between.

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