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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unblocks Follower from Twitter, Issues Public Apology

“I have reconsidered my decision to block Dov Hikind from my Twitter account,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement on Monday. “Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them.” 

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham

Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore Brian Karem’s Press Credentials

"...The present record indicates that Grisham failed to provide fair notice of the fact that a hard pass could be suspended under these circumstances," U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote in his opinion.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Faces Two Federal Lawsuits for Blocking Followers on Twitter

July 10, 2019 New information added on September 2, 2019 to reflect updates in the case. On July 10, 2019, […]

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Brian Karem

Playboy’s Senior White House Correspondent, Brian Karem, Sues Trump Administration Over Press Pass Suspension

Brian Karem, a senior White House correspondent for Playboy magazine, is suing the Trump administration over the suspension of his […]

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Tulsi Gabbard

Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for $50 Million For Free Speech Violations

U. S. Representative and  Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the […]

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Drag Queen Story Hour

Public Library in Texas Town Cancels Speaking Event with Trans Author

A public library in Leander, Texas canceled an event involving Lilah Sturges, a trans woman and graphic novelist, after city […]

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President Donald Trump

Ballard Spahr: Second Circuit Affirms That President Trump’s Blocking of Opponents on His Twitter Account Violates First Amendment

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday became the third federal […]

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President Donald Trump

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Lower Court Ruling That Trump Can’t Block Critics on Twitter

A federal appeals court ruled that President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum, and his practice of blocking critics violates the First Amendment. The decision arose from a July 2017 suit filed in U. S District Court for the Southern District of New York by seven Twitter users who had been blocked after they made critical remarks about Trump and/or his policies. The critics, represented by Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, sued Trump and Daniel Scavino, the White House’s Director of Social Media, for violating their First Amendment rights.

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