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Ted Boutrous

Ted Boutrous Challenges Preferential Treatment Given to OANN Reporter

Ted Boutrous sent a letter to  White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on April 3rd, demanding  that Playboy White House Correspondent Brian Karem be allowed to attend press briefings. The letter also criticized the Trump Administration’s preferential treatment of a reporter for One American News Network (OANN), a conservative cable show.

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Appeals Court Rejects Request to Review Trump Twitter Case

"The critical question in this case is not the nature of the Account when it was set up a decade ago. The critical question for First Amendment purposes is how the President uses the Account in his capacity as President," Judge Barrington Parker wrote.

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Florida Governor

Florida Works to Keep Official Meetings Accessible Amid COVID-19

Local officials in Florida experiment with digital technologies to ensure public access after the governor suspends law requiring in-person meetings.

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Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by “Unite the Right” Protesters, Says State Did Not Engage in Heckler’s Veto

“While Defendants did, of course, have a constitutional obligation to refrain from restricting Plaintiff’s speech on account of the threat, or possibility, of public hostility to their Alt-Right message, the law is clear that Defendants had no constitutional obligation to prevent that public hostility,” Judge Norman K. Moon wrote.

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Facebook

State Senator Sued for Allegedly Blocking a Constituent from Public Facebook Page

According to the lawsuit, Nelson blocked Church after he questioned the accuracy of one of the senator’s online posts. After a tense back and forth, Church claims that Nelson deleted his comments and told him to either “mind his manners or go someplace else to post [his] propaganda.” 

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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

Update: On 11/5/2019 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unblocked Dov Hikind and publicly apologized for blocking the assemblyman from her Twitter account.  On […]

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