The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether state laws that seek to regulate Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms violate the Constitution.
The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado web designer June 30 who argued her freedom of expression was violated by the state’s anti-discrimination law requiring her to create marriage websites for same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court brought new clarity to the First Amendment standard that applies to “true threats” on June 27 in the case of a Colorado man who sent thousands of harassing messages to a musician, requiring prosecutors to prove that a defendant was reckless.
The Supreme Court ruled June 23 that a federal law which criminalizes the encouragement of illegal immigration does not infringe on free speech rights.
The Supreme Court decided June 5 to hear a California attorney’s case June 5 in which he requested to trademark the phrase “Trump too small.” The insult was initially made by Florida Senator Marco Rubio during the 2016 presidential campaign in which he said former President Trump had “small hands … And you know what they say about guys with small hands.”
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of both Google and Twitter in two separate cases finding that the tech companies can’t be held liable for content their users share on the platforms.
The Supreme Court agreed April 24 to hear two cases that question whether the First Amendment protects users from being blocked from social media accounts run by public officials.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 19 in Counterman v. Colorado, a case that questions whether intent is necessary to constitute a “true threat” — a category of speech that is unprotected by the First Amendment.