[ Editor’s Note: Trump loses another big court case, this one with Twitter. But from his viewpoint its only a loss if he has to pay for it out of his pocket. But the last I heard, he had free reign with his campaign funds to pay all of his legal expenses under the cover that ‘it’s all political’. He does so love being ‘Da Judge’.
I am still waiting for Congress to fund the beefing up the federal court infrastructure, the physical part, more judges and more staff, otherwise the justice delayed quandry will continue indefinitely with more people dying of old age before their cases are ever resolved.
But the fun part of the Insurrection and The Steal litigation is going to be all of the communications as witnesses, both in paper, audio and video, and live testimony, in quantities that will make Watergate look like a bump in the road. Trump might croak before it is over, which would be a shame.
I watched some campaign video on him yesterday, in Pennsylvania. It was scary, with Trump acting like he was in a dementia comedy movie…saying things like a candidate running for the Senate, Dr. Oz, that his wife was going to make a wonderful ‘first lady’. It went on and on. I might post it later.
One of the best weapons to deal with Trump is to keep getting him in front of campaign crowds. This one was leaving in ankle deep mud when it was over, having been an ‘inexpensive venue’ in a field somewhere. We all need to pace ourselves for the long haul here as I see no end in sight yet … Jim W. Dean ]
First printed … Might 07, 2022
A federal decide in San Francisco on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump towards Twitter over its choice to completely kick him off the social media platform following the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Final July, Trump filed separate instances towards Twitter, Fb and Google’s YouTube service over comparable selections to restrict or remove his potential to make use of their websites to unfold his messages about election fraud and different points.
The fits contended that the social media firms have been primarily appearing as authorities brokers once they banned his speech and that doing so violated the First Modification, which applies solely to authorities motion, not that of personal firms or people.
“Plaintiffs supply solely ambiguous and open-ended statements to the impact that ‘we might legislate’ one thing unfavorable to Twitter or the social media sector,” wrote Donato, an appointee of former President Barack Obama.
“There isn’t a approach to allege with any diploma of plausibility when, if ever, the feedback voiced by a handful of members of Congress may turn into a regulation, or what adjustments such a regulation may impose on social media firms like Twitter. … A lot of what plaintiffs problem suits inside the regular boundaries of a congressional investigation, versus threats of punitive state motion.”
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