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Public Official Sued For Blocking Constituent on Twitter and Facebook

A Colorado state senator is being sued for blocking a constituent on social media. Anne Landman is suing Republican Senator Ray Scott after he banned her from his official Twitter and Facebook accounts two years ago. “Sen. Scott censored me for being a critical constituent. Yet, he’s allowed his like-minded followers to ridicule me on his page and retain their right to speak freely,” Landman said in a statement. “This doesn’t feel like democracy. This feels like hypocrisy and punishment for having a different point of view.”

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Another Judge Rules That Politicians Censoring Critics On Twitter Violates The First Amendment

A federal judge ruled that three Republican members of the Wisconsin State Assembly violated the First Amendment rights of a […]

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Federal Appeals Court Says Public Officials Cannot Block Critics

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that a local county official who temporarily blocked a constituent from her Facebook page violated the First Amendment, making this the first court of appeals ruling regarding whether the First Amendment applies to government-run social media accounts.

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Media and Non-Residents Banned From Meetings in Alabama Town

The Jackson County Sentinel reported that the 200-person town of Paint Rock, Alabama is trying to ban members of the […]

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Ballard Spahr: First Amendment Bars Trump from Blocking Critics on Twitter, Court Rules

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A federal judge has ruled that the First Amendment prohibits President Donald J. Trump […]

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EPA Bars Reporters from Several Outlets From Attending National Summit

Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press, and E&E News were barred by the EPA from entering a national summit “of […]

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Following Supreme Court, Kentucky Judge Lifts Social Media Ban on Sex Offenders

In June, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina statute with banned registered sex offenders from accessing social media because […]

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Did San Francisco Silence Hate Speech or Trample Freedom of Speech?

When Joey Gibson, head of Patriot Prayer, applied to hold a rally in San Francisco in an area designated by the National Park Service for "First Amendment activities," he thought he had the Constitution on his side. However, fearing a repeat of what happened in the deadly Charlottesville confrontations, San Francisco officials moved to protect the city from violence in what Gibson now says stifled his freedom of speech.

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